Types of gourd mentioned in Hadith

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What exactly are الدباء (Ad-Dubba) and القرع (Al-qar’u) which are mentioned in the Hadith to be beloved to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)?



The words الدباء and القرع are synonyms that refer to a particular type of gourd [including but not exclusive to squash, pumpkin, or calabash].

(Refer: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 5379, Sharhush Shamail of ‘Allamah Bajuri, Hadith: 160, and Arabic Lexicon vol. 3 pg. 842)


And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


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