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Trees

Trees الشَّجَر

Planting Trees

غَرسِ الشَّجَرِ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إن قامَتِ السَّاعةُ وفي يَدِ أحَدِكُم فَسِيلَةٌ ، فإنِ استَطاعَ أن لا يَقومَ حتّى يَغرِسَها فَلْيَغرِسْها.

1– The Prophet (S) said, 'When the Last Hour comes, if any of you happens to be holding a seedling in his hand, then if he is able to, let him not stand until he has planted it.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 9056]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ما مِن مُسلِمٍ يَزرَعُ زَرعا أو يَغرِسُ غَرسا فَيَأكُلُ مِنهُ طَيرٌ أو إنسانٌ أو بَهِيمَةٌ إلّا كانَت لَهُ بِهِ صَدَقَةٌ.

2– The Prophet (S) said, 'Every single Muslim that cultivates or plants anything of which humans, animals or birds may eat from is counted as charity towards them on his behalf.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 9051]

3ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ما مِن رَجُلٍ يَغرِسُ غَرسا إلّا كَتَبَ اللّه‏ُ لَهُ مِنَ الأجرِ قَدْرَ ما يَخرُجُ مِن ثَمَرِ ذلكَ الغَرسِ.

3– The Prophet (S) said, 'Every single person that cultivates something, Allah rewards him as much as the fruit produced by that plant.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 9075]

4ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن نَصَبَ شَجرَةً وصَبَرَ على حِفظِها والقِيامِ علَيها حتّى تُثمِرَ ، كانَ لَهُ في كُلِّ شَيءٍ يُصابُ مِن ثَمَرِها صَدَقةٌ عِندَ اللّه‏ِ.

4– The Prophet (S) said, 'Whoever plants a tree and patiently maintains it and tends to it until its fruition, every single fruit consumed from that tree is regarded by Allah as charity [on his behalf].’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 9081]

Cutting down Trees

النَّهْيُ عَنْ قَطعِ الشَّجَرِ

5ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَقطَعُوا الثِّمارَ فَيَبعَثُ اللّه‏ُ عَليكُمُ العَذابَ صَبّاً.

5– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'Do not cut down fruit trees for Allah will pour down punishment unto you.’[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 264, no. 9]

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَكروهٌ قَطعُ النَّخلِ .

6– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) was once asked about cutting down trees, to which he replied, 'There is no objection to it.’ ‘Aammar b. Musa narrates that he asked him further, 'What about the lotus tree?' to which he again replied, 'There is no objection to it. What is objectionable is cutting down lotus trees that grow in the desert, for there are so few of them there. Here, however, it is not a problem.’[al-Kafi, no. 8]