Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, is one of the most, if not the only one who reached a pinnacle of success by not only verbally teaching, but stringently applying Islamic principles of ecological welfare. His concern for preserving nature was so consistent that history reports the only time he cut down plants were the palm trees in Madina to impede the Jewish tribe Banu Nadhir.
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, categorically taught people to live on less, to protect animal and plant life, and to worship the Creator by being merciful to the creation. What makes a successful leader?
Many world leaders and religious figures have advocated protection of planet Earth in their struggle to reach the top, but most have ultimately failed to create a long-lasting conservation plan.
Prophet Muhammad was teaching new Muslims that their life on the path of faith must always progress and beware of climatic changes, just like a young tree. There will be tough times when the storm seems to never end. Hygiene and cleanliness tahara is so integral to Islam that it is actually a major sub-branch of Muslim belief. Without physical hygiene, prayers are broken. Excessive eating is abhorred in Islam. Prophet Muhammad did not encourage eating a three course meal nor a heavy meal.
Every meal should be shared between two and choosing between take-outs and home-cooked, a healthier diet is always the better option less meat, more greens. In the Islamic law system Shariaha person should stop eating as soon as the hunger pangs cease. It should be enough for the son of Adam to have a few bites to satisfy his hunger.
If he wishes more, it should be: One-third for his food, one-third for his liquids, and one-third for his breath. Authenticated by Al-Albani. Reusing and repairing things instead of always buying new is not a sign of poverty, they are a sign of power. He went down the well, quenched his thirst and came out.
Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. Allah appreciated him for that deed and forgave him. Is there a reward for us in serving the animals? Animals have a huge role in the ecological welfare system. Hopefully this will inspire everyone reading to follow through on the Eco-Sunnah. Adopt an animal, reuse your wudhu water, eat much less. Be a leader. Very informative ,it seems that ,when there were no environment problem like today ,but still we were asked to protect the nature and natural resources.
It seems what God has created is always very very precious we should protect it. The Prophet is a perfect example in all spheres of life.
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To learn more on how you can become involved, please visit www. Many of us are aware of the environmental benefits of trees. They provide shelter and food for animals, purify the air of pollution and regulate the temperature within urban environments. They play a critical role in the quality of human life as well as the environmental well-being of our communities. Few would argue against the importance of trees, but have we really considered their full potential and the economical value of the services they provide?
Recently, TD Economics conducted a study analyzing the influence and impacts of trees within Toronto and came up with several noteworthy findings:. From their study, trees play an important role in managing wet-weather flow, regulating air quality, contributing towards energy savings and sequestering carbon. This has become increasingly important as climate change has altered the weather patterns across Canada, with some areas experiencing extreme drought while others face localized flooding.
There are also the societal benefits of a healthy forest canopy such as the aesthetic value of trees and their importance in naturalizing parks and boulevards. While only two in ten Canadians participate in the tree-planting or greening initiatives, two-thirds were willing to volunteer a few hours if they believed there was a community benefit.
28 hadith found in 'Agriculture' of Sahih Bukhari.
There is a strong desire by Canadians to enhance the forest canopy and protect our natural areas. The Islamic tradition is rich in references about our responsibility as Muslims to act as stewards of the environment.
The Quran also has numerous passages that describe the lush gardens and trees in heaven, highlighting their value not only in this world but their significance in the hereafter. Planting trees is regarded as an act of charity sadaqa and the planter receives blessings from all those who benefit from it:. Trees are to be treated with respect and not to be unnecessarily harmed:. He said: "O Rafi'! Why were you throwing stones at their date-palm? He said: 'Do not throw stones at them, eat what falls.
May Allah fill you and quench your thirst. The Prophet also had a deep spiritual connection to trees:. Then an Ansari woman or man said. Shall we make a pulpit for you? The datepalm cried like a child!
The Prophet also used trees as a metaphor to describe the believing Muslims:. On that he said, "Amongst the trees, there is a tree which resembles a Muslim. There are also several references to trees in the afterlife in both positive and negative contexts:.By knowledgeseekerMarch 14, in General Islamic Discussion. I was wondering if there is a hadith regarding the taking care and planting of trees even a hadith against cutting trees? Also, if there is a hadith on how we should treat animals. I have heard something before, but I am not sure about the exact hadith.
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Green Ahadith – Ecological Advice from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
By knowledgeseekerMarch 14, in General Islamic Discussion hadith trees deforestation animals care. Rate this topic 1 2 3 4 5. Recommended Posts. Report post. Posted March 14, Any help would be much appreciated.Suddenly a wolf caught a sheep and I shouted at it. The wolf sat on its tail and addressed me, saying, 'Who will look after it i. Do you forbid me the provision which Allah has provided me? Hassan bin Thabit said in a poetic verse: "The chiefs of Bani Lu'ai found it easy to watch fire spreading at Al-Buwaira.
We used to rent the land at the yield of specific delimited portion of it to be given to the landlord. Sometimes the vegetation of that portion was affected by blights etc. At that time gold or silver were not used for renting the land. If they provided the seeds, they would get so-and-so much.
Al-Hasan said, "There is no harm if the land belongs to one but both spend on it and the yield is divided between them. Al-Hasan said, "There is no harm if cotton is picked on the condition of having half the yield. The Prophet used to give his wives one hundred Wasqs each, eighty Wasqs of dates and twenty Wasqs of barley. When 'Umar became the Caliph he gave the wives of the Prophet the option of either having the land and water as their shares, or carrying on the previous practice.
Some of them chose the land and some chose the Wasqs, and 'Aisha chose the land. Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle 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.
Narrated Abu Umama al-Bahili: I saw some agricultural equipments and said: "I heard the Prophet saying: "There is no house in which these equipment enters except that Allah will cause humiliation to enter it.
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever keeps a dog, one Qirat of the reward of his good deeds is deducted daily, unless the dog is used for guarding a farm or cattle. Narrated As-Sa'ib bin Yazid: Abu Sufyan bin Abu Zuhair, a man from Azd Shanu'a and one of the companions of the Prophet said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'If one keeps a dog which is meant for guarding neither a farm nor cattle, one Qirat of the reward of his good deeds is deducted daily.
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "While a man was riding a cow, it turned towards him and said, 'I have not been created for this purpose i. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Ansar said to the Prophet "Distribute the date palm trees between us and our emigrant brothers. Narrated Rafi' bin Khadij: We worked on farms more than anybody else in Medina. Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: The Prophet concluded a contract with the people of Khaibar to utilize the land on the condition that half the products of fruits or vegetation would be their share.
Narrated Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet made a deal with the people of Khaibar that they would have half the fruits and vegetation of the land they cultivated.Prophet Mohammed : A Pioneer of the Environment. One of the most threatening problems of the present day doubtlessly concerns the environment. The world up to this day has never experienced an environmental problem at such a comprehensive level.
At its center resides the human element that owns the potential to protect it. It is a religious and national duty to try to leave a better environment for the next generations. In this context, Islam has prioritized and preached the protection of the environment.
The hadith sayings of the Prophet sources examined in this context reveal many direct and indirect hadiths related to the field. These hadiths contain many warnings against the pollution of rivers and seas. There are distinctive provisions admonishing urination in waterlines, under fruit trees, on roads and in places that people rested and keeping animals at a distance from the wells.
It is even stated that these acts are actually forbidden in Islam. No: The Prophet had been closely involved with the environment and nature ever since he was a child. Moreover, the Prophet owned many animals horse, sheep, goat, etc.
Therefore, the Prophet displayed some exemplary behavior in the greening and afforesting of the environment. The Prophet also declared an area of 12 mile distance from the center of Medina as haram forbidden by religion and also prohibited the cutting of trees and the killing of animals within its borders. The aim here is to make people understand the importance of planting trees.
Hanbal, Musnad, V, Hanbal, Musnad, IV, The Prophet also emphasized the role of love in treating the environment with care and affection.
Virtues of Planting Trees in Islam
Ahmad b.There is an inseparable relation between the environment and our soul. This will be the true jihad to please God and ensure easy entry to heaven, in the existing world, not to speak of the hereafter. Thus, we can taste the bliss of heaven on this planet before we chance upon the eternal paradise. Therefore, it exhorts man to live a balanced, moderate and an eco-friendly life without causing any harm to nature.
Indeed, God does not like corruptors. Deforestation, dumping toxic wastes and indiscriminate use of pesticides are also grave corruption on the earth and hence brazen violation of Islamic values.
This corruption is today rampant at all levels of public and social life in this age of consumerism and covetousness. It is indeed a matter of grave concern for the entire human kind. Prophet Muhammad pbuh left a noble example of being eco-friendly and going green in his life. He spent his entire life in an eco-friendly effort, helping humankind, caring for other creatures of God, preserving the earth, planting trees and protecting the environment. Right from his young age, he was inclined towards preservation of trees.
When he was just 12, he travelled to Syria with his uncle and took shelter under a tree. Today, after more than 14 hundred years, the same tree is still alive in the northern deserts of Jordan. This tree, which sheltered the Prophet, is the only living tree in hundreds of square miles of emptiness. The Prophet was keen on planting trees and exhorted his Companions, too, to do so. This saying is sufficient to apprise us of the eco-friendly nature of Islam. Whenever a human being or even an animal shelters under the shade of a tree or relishes a fruit that it produces, the planter will earn rewards, even after his or her death.
There are more such beautiful traditions of the Prophet that serve as gentle reminders for us to reflect on Islam as an environment-friendly faith. These traditions exhort us to care for all creatures, to protect the environment, to conserve water, to preserve the nature and to care for all living beings, including trees and animals.
If the world is like a tree in the desert under which we shelter for a period of time and then move on, then surely we cannot intend to live under it forever. However, a tree is a resting place, offering shade to travellers. Shade is one of the many benefits trees offer.Praise be to Allaah. Allaah says interpretation of the meaning : "See you not how Allaah sets forth a parable? Tell me what it is. The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche and within it a lamp, the lamp is in glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east i.
Light upon Light! Allaah guides to His Light whom He wills. And Allaah sets forth parables for mankind, and Allaah is All-Knower of everything.
Allaah says interpretation of the meaning : "And, verily, Yoonus was one of the Messengers … Then a big fish swallowed him and he had done an act worthy of blame. Had he not been of those who glorify Allaah, he would have indeed remained inside its belly until the Day of Resurrection. But We cast him forth on the naked shore while he was sick, and We caused a plant of gourd to grow over him. Some of them described the benefits of the pumpkin, such as: it grows quickly, it provides shade, it has large, smooth leaves, it keeps flies away and its fruit provides good nourishment: it can be eaten raw or cooked, and its skin may be eaten too.
It is known that the Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him liked this kind of pumpkin and used to look for it on the plate of food. Tafseer Ibn Katheer.
The great tree in heaven where our Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him saw his father Ibraaheem upon whom be peace Samurah ibn Jundub reported that the Prophet peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said, describing his vision: "Then we went up until we reached a green garden, in which there was a great tree, with an old man and children at its base, and another man near the tree, trying to light a fire in front of him.
They took me up to that tree and into a house; I have never seen any more beautiful than that house. In it there were men, old men, youths, women and children. Then they brought me out and took me up to the tree and into another house, even better than the first one. In this house there were old and young men. Sidrat al-Muntaha, by which the Prophet peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him saw Jibreel when he was taken up into the heavens Allaah says interpretation of the meaning : "And indeed he Muhammad peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him saw him Jibreel at a second descent i.
The sight of Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him turned not aside right or leftnor did it transgress beyond the limit ordained for it.
Indeed, he did see of the Greatest Signs of his Lord Allaah. He said: "Then I was taken to Sidrat al-Muntaha; its fruits were like the pitchers of Hajar and its leaves were like the ears of elephants. It is the tree at which the knowledge of every Prophet who has been sent and every angel who is near to Allaah stops.
What lies beyond it is unseen; no one knows it except Allaah or the one to whom He tells it. It was said that this is the ultimate destination of the souls of the martyrs. The fruits described in the hadeeth are well known: they are the fruits of the lotus tree.
Al-Khattaabi said that the phrase "like the pitchers of Hajar" meant that they were big like pitchers; this is something that was known to the first listeners, which is why this analogy was used.
Hajar is a place-name. The phrase "its leaves were like the ears of elephants" is also indicative of huge size. The Tree of Tooba in Paradise Abu Hurayrah may Allaah be pleased with him narrated that the Prophet peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said: "In Paradise there is a tree in whose shade a rider could travel for a hundred years without crossing it.
The clothes of the people of Paradise are made from its calyces outer casing of its flowers. Have you been to Syria? Allaah also says about it interpretation of the meaning : "Then, moreover, verily, - you the erring-ones, the deniers of Resurrection!