Trees and the Taliban
[ by Charles Cameron — do you suppose trees only prostrate before God, Q 55.6, during high winds? ]
This admirable United Nations goal gains Taliban support..
The Taliban, in turn, have the encouragement of the Prophet:
The Prophet (pbuh) said:”If the Hour is about to be established and one of you was holding a palm shoot, let him take advantage of even one second before the Hour is established to plant it.”
Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) 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.”
Plant for the Planet, Billion Tree Campaign BBC, Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees Hidaya Foundation, Why Plant Trees? Muaz Nasir, The Value of Trees in Islam