A symbol of joy, peace and happiness, olive trees provide us more than simply food and shade but an entire livelihood.
WE DEPEND ON TREES TO LIVE. THEY GIVE US FOOD, WATER, OXYGEN, CLEANER AIR TO BREATHE AND MUCH MORE
It should come as no surprise, then, that planting trees is considered to be a highly beneficial act of charity in Islam.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
There is no Muslim who plants a tree or sows seeds and then a bird, or a person, or an animal eats from it except that it is charity for him.
(Anas bin Malik)
UK Islamic Mission’s olive tree planting project in Gaza has helped and continues to help, hundreds of farmers with thousands of tree plantings. These farmers are dependent on olive trees to provide for their families.
Your kind donations make the difference between hundreds of farmers in Gaza earning a living and simply having nothing to show for their efforts. An olive tree donation is one of the kindest gifts that you can hope to give because it represents life.
It is no secret that life in Gaza is far from simple, with small luxuries that we take for granted beyond the reach of the people of Gaza, especially Palestinian farmers who operate in less than ideal conditions. This is why UK Islamic Mission’s work is so important and why one of the great charity gifts is the olive tree.