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Another Hadith on the virtue of planting a fruit bearing tree

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

“Whoever plants a tree and it bears fruit, Allah Ta’ala will reward him for every fruit the number of fruits the tree bears”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Shahin (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a weak chain, that gains support from the Hadith cited below.

(At Targhib Fi Fadailil A’amal, Hadith: 456. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 407, number: 4209 and Taqribut Tahdhib: 3444)

 

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded the following narration on the virtue of planting:

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Any Muslim who plants a tree or vegetation will be rewarded for every bird, human or animal that eats from that plantation”

See the reference here.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar