Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle salalaho alayhi wasalam said, “There is none amongst the Muslims who plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift for him.” [Sahih al Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 39, Number 513]
Cute video with a great message mashaa’Allah tabarakAllah.
I love plants and trees. All shapes and sizes. Unlike most people, I don’t feel comfortable plucking them out of their environment even though I absolutely love flowers (who doesn’t?).
Reminds me of a very very very beautiful hadith which is very touching and did I already mention beautiful? SubhanAllah, very heart-warming! And after reading this particular hadith, I started loving trees even more:
Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him and his father) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to go and stand next to a tree or palm-tree on Fridays. A woman or a man of the Ansar said: “O Messenger of Allah, should we not make for you a Minbar (“pulpit”)?” He said, “If you wish.” So they made a Minbar for him, and when the next Friday came, he was shown to the Minbar. The tree cried like a small child, then the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) came down and hugged the crying tree until it calmed down.” Jabir said: “It was crying because of the Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) that it used to hear.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, # 3319]
It’s worth pondering over the fact that the whole creation around you is witnessing your good/bad deeds. Allahu Akbar!
When you’re out and about , busy commuting, please take a moment and stop near a tree/plant/any creation of Allah SWT other than a human(even if you spot a Jinn and have super Jinn-seeing powers, not joking). Recite any portion of the Quraan or duaa. Or if you’re a brother, call out the Adhaan out loud, it being a form of Dhikr! Why? Check out this amazing hadith:
`Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman reported: Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) said to me: “I see that you like living among your sheep in wilderness. So whenever you are with your sheep or in wilderness and you want to call Adhan, you should raise your voice because whoever hears the Adhan, whether a human or jinn or any other creature, will testify for you on the Day of Resurrection.” Abu Sa`id added: “I heard this from the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings upon him).” [Sahih al-Bukhari, Ch. 186. # 1035].
Trust me, that’ll be a memory you’ll cherish forever even if it doesn’t sound as something great. If you’re a parent, develop this love for Islam and nature in your children. I’m sure they’ll love the hadith about the crying tree inshaa’Allah.
And Allah SWT knows best.
Alhamdolilah for the much needed reminder in the video!
Alhamdolilah for Allah SWT’s Beautiful Creations such as the Trees and the Skies!
Alhamdolilah for the above 3 ahadith!
Alhamdolilah for being part of a beautiful religion, i.e. Islam which encompasses every aspect of a human’s life and just beautifies it in every way!