Spiny Fruit


Spiny Fruit

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Neurada procumbens L.

Arabic name(s)

Sa’adan

English name(s)

Spiny Fruit

Order

Malvales

Family

Neuradaceae

Genus

Neurada L.

Species

Neurada procumbens L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Spiny fruit plant is a desert, annual creeping herb.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Sa’adan "spiny fruit" is wildly distributed at the sandy desert habitats of the Arabian Peninsula and Qatar.

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

Sa’adan has been mentioned in the Hadith described the conditions of people who pass the straight-path on Doomsday. Narrated by Abu Sa’id al-Khudri: the Prophet said “Then the bridge would be set up over the Hell and intercession would be allowed and they will say: O God, keep safe, keep safe. It was asked: Messenger of Allah, what is this bridge? He said: The void in which one Is likely to slip. There would be hooks, tongs, spits like the thorn that is found in Najd and is known as Sa’adan. The believers would then pass over within the twinkling of an eye, like lightning, like wind, like a bird, like the finest horses and camels.” Sahih Muslim, book of Faith.

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

References