Quran & Hadith

Learn about the significance of Trees in Quran & Hadith

Trees in Quran

Olive Tree

"And a tree (Olive) that springs forth from Mount Sinai, that grows oil, and (it is a) relish for the eaters.” [Surah al-Muminoon 23:20]"

Date Tree

"In the earth there are diverse regions side by side and gardens of grapes and cultivated fields, and date-palms sharing one root and others with individual roots, all watered with the same water. And We make some things better to eat than others. There are Signs in that for people who use their intellect.[Quran 13:4]"

Pomegranate Tree

"In both of them [gardens] are two springs, spouting [...]In both of them are fruit and palm trees and Pomegranates. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?" [Quran, 55:66-69]"

Fig Tree

"By the fig and the olive and the Mount Sinai and this safe country (Mecca)! Indeed, We created human with fairest stature. [Quran 95:1-4]"

Gourd Tree

"And, verily, Yunus 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 Allah, 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." [al-Saffat 37:139, 142-146]"

Onion Tree

"And [recall] when you said, "O Moses, we can never endure one [kind of] food. So call upon your Lord to bring forth for us from the earth its green herbs and its cucumbers and its garlic and its lentils and its Onions." [Moses] said, "Would you exchange what is better for what is less? Go into [any] settlement and indeed, you will have what you have asked"...' [Qur'an, 2:61]"

Banana Tree

"Amid thornless lote-trees, and Banana-trees (with fruits), one above another, and extended shade, and water flowing constantly, and abundant fruit, neither intercepted nor forbidden.[Quran 56:28-33]"

Grape Fruit

"By means of it We produce gardens of dates and Grapes for you, in which there are many fruits for you and from which you eat. [Quran 23:19]"

Tamarind Tree

"But they turned away (from the obedience of Allah), so we sent against them Sail Al-‘Arim (flood released from the dam) and we converted their two gardens into gardens producing bitter bad fruit and Tamarinds and some few lote-trees. [Sura Saba, Verse 16]"

Cucumber Tree

"And (remember) when you said, O Musa (Moses)! We can not endure one kind of food. So invoke your Lord for us to bring forth for us of what the earth grows, its herbs, its Cucumbers, its Fûm (wheat or garlic), its lentils and its onions. [Surah 2. Al-Baqarah, Verse 61]"

Trees in Hadith

1. "The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: 'There is a kind of tree whose leaves do not fall and it is like the Muslim. Then the people said, 'Tell us what it is, O Messenger of Allah.' He said: 'It is the date palm tree.' " [Al-Bukhari, 60]

2. "The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Eat the oil (of the Olive tree) and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree." [Al-Tirmidhi, 1775]

3. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "If somebody takes some dates every morning, he will not be affected by poison or magic on that day till night." [Al-Bukhari, Hadith 82]

4. The Prophet (ﷺ) said : "Al-‘Ajwah is from Paradise and it contains a cure for poison. Truffles are a form of manna, and its liquid is a cure for the eye." [Al-Tirmidhi,Vol. 4, Book 2, Hadith 2066]

5. The Prophet (ﷺ) said : "There is not a pomegranate which does not have apip from one of the pomegranates of the Garden (of Jannah) in it."

6. The Prophet (ﷺ) said : "Pomegranate and its rind, strengthen digestion (stomach)."

7. The Prophet (ﷺ) said : "Eat fig for it cures the piles and is useful for rheumatism."

8. The Prophet (ﷺ) said : "If I had to mention a fruit that descended from paradise I would say this is it, because the paradisiacal fruits do not have pits… eat from these fruits for they prevent hemorrhoids, piles and gout." [Al-Bukhari]

9. The Prophet (ﷺ) said : "Water melon is diet as well as drink. It washes and purifies the urinary bladder."

10. The Prophet (ﷺ) said : "Oh people! Eat plenty of squash because it strengthens the brain."