Islamic Center at the "Miškasodis"


This Saturday, volunteers from the Islamic Center joined the annual tradition of the national Tree Planting Day „Miškasodis“, organized by the National Forests Office

Since the beginning of Islam, Muslims have been encouraged to plant trees based on Islamic teachings:

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “Even if the Resurrection were established upon one of you while he has in his hand a sapling, let him plant it.” (Musnad Ahmad 12902)

Also, that the benefit derived from a living being enjoying the tree would be considered a charity from the person who planted it: "There is none amongst the Muslims who plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift for him." (Sahih al-Bukhari 2320)

This year, the Lithuanian Kyrgyz community also participated in “Miškasodis”.

Forests are among the most beautiful and precious parts of Lithuania's nature. It's very unfortunate, however, that over the past years, deforestation in Lithuania has intensified. Planting new trees today is more important than ever!

The Islamic Center is thrilled about this opportunity to contribute to the National Forests Service's initiative of enhancing Lithuania's nature and hopes that our forests will only grow in the future.