The olive tree is no ordinary tree. In fact, it’s mentioned six times in the Qur’an!
The Prophet (pbuh) is reported to have said:
“Consume the oil [of olives] and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree”.
Lay down the roots of a beautiful Islamic charity gift today. For just £20, you can plant two olive trees in Palestine, ensuring you reap the benefits of your Sadaqah Jariyah gift for years to come. Sow the seeds of sustainable livelihoods today.
Plant an olive tree in Palestine and help to lift a vulnerable family out of poverty.
Why Plant an Olive tree in Palestine?
Olive trees are an incredible source of food, income and medicine for the Palestinian people. In Gaza and the West Bank, olive trees are grown on 48% of agricultural land, and have often been cared for by generations of the same family.
However, ongoing political turmoil and violence has led to the destruction of around 1.5 million olive trees, plunging the families who harvest them into poverty.
The olive tree is a timeless symbol of peace and a powerful representation of the Palestinian people and their roots in the land of Palestine.
Olive Trees Are the Perfect Charity Gift
Olive trees are a great form of Sadaqah Jariyah, or ongoing charity. Just £20 will buy two olive trees which may continue to grow for over 1,000 years, benefiting a farming family for generations to come.
The Islamic gift of olive trees will provide struggling families with a livelihood and benefit entire communities of Palestinian people.
Olive trees have many incredible properties. They produce olives and olive oil, which are wonderful sources of nutrition, and in Gaza, where electricity and fuel are scarce, the dry pulp of the seed is burned for fuel or used as animal fodder.
Say 'Olive You' with an Olive Tree
Olive oil is a Sunnah food that can be used for skincare and medicine and has many health benefits. Even the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) recommended the use of olive oil for massage and acupressure.
With your help, Human Appeal has planted over 50,000 olive trees in Palestine, providing a source of income, food and medicine to thousands of farmers and their families.
Olive trees are crucial in helping to sustain the Palestinian people.