Taliban calls Afghans to plant trees

By Monitoring Desk
Sunday - February 25, 2018
UNDISCLOSED (Afghanistan): Taliban, in a statement on Saturday, called upon all Afghans, the entire believing nation and warriors to plant trees for the prosperity of their homeland so that the nation and people can benefit from the abundant advantages of trees and greenery.

According to detail, Taliban statement continued, a key component of public welfare works for the prosperity of our people and homeland is agriculture and tree plantation.

In this regard, Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada published a special decree last year asking the warriors and common people to “plant trees” for the welfare of our country.

This decree was widely welcomed by the people and a multitude of trees were planted throughout the country.

Our sublime religion of Islam, just as it expounds on reformation of spiritual and moral wellbeing, also considers welfare, prosperity and economic advancement of an Islamic society and public charity as an obligation upon the Muslims.

It is reported by Anas bin Malik (RA) that the messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “There are 7 things, the reward of which will continue for the believer even after he is buried; those that teach knowledge to others, or builds water canal, or digs a well, or plants a tree, or builds a mosque, or leaves the holy Quran in inheritance or leaves a child that prays for his salvation after his death.”

The main message of this narration proves that public welfare works are important Shariah legislated obligations in which every Muslim must partake in accordance with their capacity.

It is due to this religious social obligation that the Taliban, alongside struggle for establishment of Shariah and armed Jihad, conducts development work for the wellbeing of its believing nation and reconstruction of its beloved homeland and has created special departments for construction and public welfare works, Taliban statement concluded.