Allah created the Trees, plants and fruits not only for their known vital benefits as food, they are also a source of delight to
the eyes and a means of purifying the air we breathe. Trees are vital in protecting our land, its beauty and essential for our existence. It is only in the past decade that science has starting recognizing the importance of environment conservation, but Islam has always expressed great concern for the environment. A number of verses in the Quran, and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) have addressed this issue; trees, fruits and gardens are repeatedly mentioned in the Holy Quran. Not to forget, that trees are also a part of the descriptions of
Even in the era of the Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) when wood was the primarily known source of fuel, the Quran and the Sunnah contain instructions for Muslims to preserve the environment, which includes abstaining from cutting down trees unnecessarily.
Even during battle, Muslims are required to avoid cutting down trees, unless it is required as a millitary strategy. In this respect,
Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) pointed out,
“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.” (Bukhari)
Al-Huda has taken part in several tree plantation drives too, inculcating the spirit of planting trees in the students and staff.