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Title: DiscovertheMiracle of Fruit Plant Species Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and their Folk Medicinal Importance
Authors: Md. Sirajul Islam; Sofiah Bt.Samsudin
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Aff: Department of Qur.an &Sunnah studies, Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Jalan Gombak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Keywords: Holy Qur.an-Prophetic Traditions-Miracle-Fruits Plants Species-Medical Experiment-Folk Medicinal Importance
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Abstract:Fruits are sources of various essential nutrients those are vital for health. Having a diet rich in fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk of some chronic diseases. However, the main objectives of this study to collect all verses on Qur.anic Fruit Plant Species (QFPS),then discover miracle on their mention in the Holy Qur.an, and discussion of their Folk Medicinal Importance (FMI)in the light of Holy Qur.an, Prophetic traditions and Modern Medical Experiments(MME) in order to show the signs of the Creator. The QFPS are described in this study according to their botanical name, Qur.anic name, name mentioned in the Prophetic traditions, Arabic name, English name, nature and flavor, basic constituents and medicinal use with caution. Consequently, this study has found seven distinct fruit plant species in the Holy Qur.an. The QFPS are: Phoenix dactylifera L., (Date palm), VitisviniferaL.,(Grapes),Oleaeuropea L.,(Olive), Punicagranatum L., (Pomegranate), Zizyphusmauritiana Lam.(Jujube),Musa acuminate(Banana) andFicuscarica L., (Fig). In addition, this study has discovered two Qur.anic Miracles: firstly, the arrangement of fruit plant species mentioned in the Holy Qur.an according to their importance. Secondly, number of mention for fruit plant species in the Holy Qur.an according to their importance. The study concludes that the folk medicine and the modern medicine have been complementing each other in order to promote humans health and comfort. <