Barley


Barley

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Hordeum vulgare L.

Arabic name(s)

Sha’eer

English name(s)

Barley

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Hordeum L.

Species

Hordeum vulgare L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Barley is annual cereal grass.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Barley is an ancient crop. It grows naturally in North-Africa, and is widely cereal cultivated crop globally.

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 enjoined the payment of one Sa’ of dates or one Sa’ of Barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old, and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer the ‘Id prayer. (One Sa’ = 3 Kilograms approx.) Sahih Al Bukhari, book of the obligatory charity tax after Ramadaan.

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

Fruits

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