Rice


Rice

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Oryza sativa L.

Arabic name(s)

Aurz

English name(s)

Rice

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Oryza L.

Species

Oryza sativa L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Rice is an annual cereal grass.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Rice is growing near rivers in Africa, Asia, West India countries and Caribbean Sea.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Ibn Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “Once three persons (from the previous nations) were traveling, and suddenly it started raining and they took shelter in a cave. The entrance of the cave got closed while they were inside. They said to each other, ‘O you! Nothing can save you except the truth, so each of you should ask Allah’s Help by referring to such a deed as he thinks he did sincerely (i.e. just for gaining Allah’s Pleasure).’ So one of them said; ‘O Allah! You know that I had a laborer who worked for me for one Faraq (i.e. measurement of three Sas) of rice, but he departed, leaving it (i.e. his wages). I sawed that Faraq of rice and with its yield I bought cows (for him). Later on when he came to me asking for his wages, I said (to him), ‘Go to those cows and drive them away.’ He said to me, ‘But you have to pay me only a Faraq of rice,’ I said to him, ‘Go to those cows and take them, for they are the product of that Faraq (of rice).’ So he drove them. O Allah! If you consider that I did that for fear of You, then please remove the rock.’ The rock shifted a bit from the mouth of the cave”. Sahih Al Bukhari, book of agriculture.

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

Foods

Products

Seeds

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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