Ramadan in Bloom: Botany in The Quran

Plants and Flowers in The Quran

During such a turbulent time in the world, we look towards hope and mercy from The Most Merciful. The Holy Quran contains numerous references to plants, emphasising their significance in the natural world and their metaphorical representations in spiritual teachings. Plants are often mentioned in the Quran and hadiths as signs of God's creation, His mercy, and as a sign of the intricate balance and harmony in nature.

Narrated by Anas bin Malik, the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Upon Him) said,

“If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a charitable gift for him." Sahih al-Bukhari 2320

The Quran also directly mentions several plants that can be found in our everyday lives, like the fig and olive from surah At-Tin (Quran 95:1), pomegranates in surah Al-An'am (Quran 6:99) and surah Ar-Rahman (Quran 55:68), and grapevines in surah Al-Kahf (Quran 18:32).

Such messages of beauty and hope has inspired our collection Ramadan in Bloom.