“‎‎‎Materials and Tools of Daily Life in the Era of Prophethood‎‎‎”

‎‎‎The Qur’anic Botanic Garden gives particular attention to Islamic heritage and Arabic traditions hence, the idea of the Botanical Museum was initiated to display modules of plant parts and traditional tools made from plants which may be still used in our daily lives.

The Botanical Museum of the Qur’anic Botanic Garden comprises of several elements which represent a combination between the technology of the current century and the originality of our cultural past. The Museum is full of valuable information, photographs, murals, and Islamic inscriptions that give the visitors the indulgence of being a part of the authentic Arab and Islamic heritage. Here we provide a summary of the tools and displays of the Botanical Museum of the Qur’anic Botanic Garden

Traditional Agriculture Display

Here, the garden will display some of the traditional agricultural tools that were used in earlier times, as well as these that are still used to this day. The exhibits vary from irrigation tools, ploughing, harvesting, weights and many more. The area displays the role of the earliest and contemporary Muslim Botanist in humanizing of the Islamic and non-Islamic civilizations.

Food & Beverage Tools Display

This area of Garden’s Museum displays utensils and tools used for foods or beverages, whether they had mentioned in the Holy Qur’an or Hadith for use or prohibition of use. This section also displays some of the traditional utensils that were been previously by the Arab populations in the Arabian Peninsula.

Cosmo- Medicinal Display

The Garden is defining this area for medicinal and cosmetic plants that are mentioned in the hadith of the Prophet PBUH. Displays show parts of the plants that had been used either from leaves, roots, rhizomes, powder, or fruits. This section also displays some traditional tools that were used in ancient medicine.

Date Palm Tools’ Display

The Date Palm tree is frequently mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. It is mentioned approximate 20 times in the Holy Qur’an, therefore is also cited in many occasions in the Prophet’s Hadith (PBUH). Date Palm has an important role in the lives of the Arabs in the Peninsula, and the Qur’anic Botanic garden gives added attention to this plant by collecting of the traditional instruments made from Palm’s leaves, stems and fronds which are still being used by Arabs today.

List of Historical Items

Ajwa Date

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Dry Fruits

Ajwa dates are of the highest quality date fruits that Medina is famous for. They have existed ever since the time of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and Medina still produces ajwa dates until the present day.

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Al Muqayyir

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Food and Beverage Tools

Is that which is painted with tar. It is called Qayir, and is a plant that is burned when it becomes dry to tar ships with.

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Al Muzaffat

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Food and Beverage Tools

Muzaffat is that which is painted with tar, usually jars coated with tar where wine is kept. Soon the wine turns into wine because of the tar it is painted with. The reason for prohibition of keeping wine in these vessels is because it speeds up the intoxication process. So, perhaps someone may drink from it unknowingly.

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Al Najr

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Farming and Ploughing Instruments

Najr is carved wood, a cylindrical, hollow tool in which grains and other crops are crushed. Minhaz is a hollow vessel in which things are ground. Hawoon is an Arabicized Persian term. The grains are crushed in it, and it is usually made of metal, stone or wood. Minhas is a hollow vessel in which things ground, just like hawoon and others, all of which are post-harvest tools.

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