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119. Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi

Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi (Dr. Mohammed Iqtedar Husain Farooqi) Is An Eminent Scientist Who Has Done Commendable Researches On Plant Products Of Commercial And Medicinal Value. He Retired As A Deputy Director (Scientist F ), National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, A Premier Institute Of India Dealing In Plant Sciences. Dr. Farooqi Was The Head Of Plant Chemistry Division Of The Institute. Under Different Projects, Financed By Indian And International Agencies, He Chemically Screened More Than A Thousand Plant Species. He Has Published More Than Hundred Papers On Various Plant Products In Scientific Journals Of Inida And Abroad. He Has Also Published Several Books And More Than Hundred Popural Articles In Arabic, Urdu, Hindi And English, Mostly Dealing With Scientific Subjects. His Books Plants Of Quran And Medicinal Plants In The Traditions Of Prophet Muhammad Have Been Reviewed Extensively In India And Abroad. Several Islamic Scholars All Over The World Have Commended Dr. Farooqi For His Contribution In The Field Of Islamic Studies. Many Prominent Scientists Of India And Abroad Also Acclaimed The Works Of Dr. Farooqi As The Outstanding Towards Scripture Botany.

Based On Quranic And Prophetic Plants, Unesco Has Approved An Important Project For The Establishment Of Quranic Botanical Gardens In Islamic Countries In General And Middle East In Particular.

Ruler of Oman,  Sultan Qaboos bin Said has honoured Dr. M.I.H.Farooqi, with an award of US$ 25,000 (Rs 12 lakh)  in appreciation of  his books Plants of the Quran and Medicinal plants in the Traditions of Prophet Mohammad

Both the books contain scientific descriptions of plants mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah. Dr. Farooqi is a well-known Lucknow-based plant chemist with more than 125 research papers to his credit, published in Indian and foreign journals. He is also the author of several books and more than hundred articles in English, Hindi and Urdu on science subjects of common interest like environment, modern technology, medicinal plants, economic plants, Islamic science and Prophetic Medicine.
Plants of the Quran has been translated and published in several languages including Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Kannada, Malayalam and Indonesian languages. Based on Quranic and Prophetic Plants, UNESCO has approved Multimillion Dollars Project of Quranic Botanical Gardens in the Gulf countries. Works on the establishment of such gardens in Sharjah and Qatar have already started

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Book Summary of Plants Of The Quran

Plant Of Quran Is A Purely Scientific Treatise In Which All The Plants And Plant Products Mentioned In The Holy Quran Have Been Described With Respect To Their Botanical Identification, Chemical Composition, Medicinal Properties And Uses. Identification And Description Of Sidrah, Kafur, Zaqqum And Mann (Manna) Throw New Light Not Only On The Plants But Also The Events Associated With Them.

Scholars All Over The World Have Acclaimed Plants Of Quran As The First Authentic Work On The Subject. Renowned Islamic Thinker Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi, Rector, Nadva Islamic University Has Commented In His Preface Of The Book That “ The Observations And Identifications Of Certain Plants, Particularly With Respect Of Sidrah And Kafur, Unravel Several Knots And Are Of Immense Help In Removing Many Confusions. Internationally Known Botanist Dr. S.K. Jain, Former Director, Botanical Survey Of India Has Recorded In His Introduction Of The Book That ’ It Is An Important Addition Of Scripture Botany’. In The Opinion Of The Eminent Islamic Scholar, Dr. M.A. Yamani, Chairman, Iqra Foundation, Saudi Arabia, Plants Of Quran Has Filled A Gap That Had Too In Most Perfect Way Plants Quran Has Been Already Translated In Several Indian And Foreign Languages.


  1. I may add the following:
    Dr. Mohammed Iqtedar Husain Farooqi, born 7th April 1936, Barabanki, U.P. M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ph.D. (Plant Chemistry) from AMU, Aligarh. Recipient of several National and International Awards like AFMI (US) Award for Excellence, Sir Syed Award, Krishi Award (Min of Agriculture GOI, Rotarian Award for Social Work, Urdu Academies (of Bihar, U.P. etc) Awards,Forest Ministry (UP) Awards etc.

  2. Lucknow Scientist gets Urdu Academy Award for propagation of Science through Urdu language;
    Lucknow 26th Oct – U.P. Urdu Academy today announced annual Awards to several Authors and Journalists of repute. Most welcome Award amongst them is Salim Ali Award ( Rs one lakh), to popularize science through Urdu, given to well known Scientist of Lucknow, Dr. M.Iqtedar Husain Farooqi , retired as Deputy Director of NBRI. Apart from his researches on Plant Chemistry, Dr. Farooqi is known for his world acclaimed Books PLANTS OF QURAN and MEDICINAL PLANTS IN PROPHETIC TRADITIONS for which he received Sultan Qaboos (King of Oman) Award of 25 thousand Dollars a few months back. Urdu Versions of these books have been highly appreciated by several Islamic Scholars including late Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi of Nadwa Islamic University. These books have also been published in several Indian and Foreign languages including Hindi, Kannada, Malyalam, Bangla, Bhasha (Indonesia), Persian, French and Arabic.
    Dr. Farooqi is a regular contributor to many Urdu Newspapers and Magazines with his articles on varied science subjects like environment, modern technology, plants of economic and religious value and need of science and scientific temper for the betterment of Society. Dr. Farooqi was also the Expert Member of UNESCO Team for the establishment of Quranic Botanical Gardens at Sharjah. The Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, UK, recently held an exhibition on Quranic Plants which was inaugurated by Prince Charles.
    (Times of India, Hindustan Times, India Vision, TwoCircles)

  3. A Great work done by Dr. Farooqi

  4. Masha Allah great person, If possible i wish to meet him and want to present my art work to him. Irshad Hussain Farooqi

  5. Masha Allah great person, If possible i wish to meet him and want to present my art work to him. Irshad Hussain Farooqi

  6. Assalamu alaikum. I would really appreciate if someone just drop a mail id of the scientist as I'm going to head my PhD from Igib (Delhi). I want to talk to sir on this issue. My Gmail I'd is I will really appreciate if someone can give me the contact information of sir so that I would be able to talk to him on the subject of prophetic medicines.

    Jazak'allahu Khairan :)

    1. Mobile: +91 9839901066

  7. Long-time back mankind was not able to understand certain data present in the holy Qur’an due to insufficient scientific knowledge. But today due to enhancement in proficiency all verses of Holy Quran And Science citings are being drafted in almost any language.