Tamarisk


Tamarisk

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst

Arabic name(s)

Athl/ Tarf’a

English name(s)

Tamarisk

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Tamaricaceae

Genus

Tamarix L.

Species

Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Tamarisk is an evergreen shrub or tree.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Tamarisk occurs naturally in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The word Athl "Tamarisk" is mentioned once in the Holy Qur’an. Allah The Most Sublime Says; "But they turned away (from the obedience of Allah), so We sent against them Sail Al’Arim (flood released from the dam), and We converted their two garden (rows) into “gardens” producing bitter fruit, and tamarisks, and some few (stunted) Sidr.” Surat Sabaa, verse# 16

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Abu Hazim: Some men came to Sahl bin Sad to ask him about the pulpit. He replied, “Allah’s Apostle sent for a woman (Sahl named her) (this message): ‘Order your slave carpenter to make pieces of wood (i.e. a pulpit) for me so that I may sit on it while addressing the people.’ So, she ordered him to make it from the Tamarisk of the forest. He brought it to her and she sent it to Allah’s Apostle . Allah’s Apostle ordered it to be placed in the mosque: so, it was put and he sat on it. Sahih Al Bukhari, book of sales and trade.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

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