On this Mubaarak day 4th Rabi' ul Aakhar 1441 AH/1st December 2019 AD, the 917th Saalgirah of Imaam uz Zamaan AS Imaam Taiyeb AS and 91th Milaad of al-Maulaa al-Muqaddas Saiyedna Taiyeb Ziyauddin saheb AQ, the Beautiful Garden of the Residence of Aqaa Maulaa Saiyedna saheb TUS "Daar us Salaam" has been conferred the best Garden of Vadodara under the title "Green Awards". Plants of great numbers of Fruits, Vegetables, Medicinal Plants have been grown in the city area. Involvement of the owner of the garden, zero use of pesticides, home-made manure and cleanliness were the main criteria of judging the best garden.
Rahmat e Khudaa-wandi (rains) welcomed the guests at Daar us Salaam on Sunday morning and it happened to be a great experience and golden day-dawn for the members of Dars e Haatemi where Mukaasir Maulaa explained them about the important aspects of Tree Plantation. Maulaa demonstrated the way saplings should be planted and what care should be taken in maintaining the growth and health of that plant for about 3 months.
Maulaa addressed the gathering by showing them different types of fruit-bearing plants where one should always keep an eye on the amount of water, sunlight, trimming, cleaning and manure. Each plant requires different type of treatment and nurturing. It has been generally noticed that, people do have enthusiasm and interest in tree plantation but what really happens is that after plantation the saplings are left unattended and at nature's mercy. After monsoon most of the saplings die and the whole exercise of the plantation drive becomes futile. Plant responsibly but don't do it otherwise.
A day before the program at Daar us Salaam, the same program was held at our Pratapnagar Qabarastaan by Zenith School SSC students. Maulaa showed them practically how to plant a tree. The students were encouraged to take care by giving personal attention to the newly planted saplings.
Since quite long time Mukaasir saheb is an active member of Nature Walkers of Vadodara. Due to the relationship of Environmental Peace and Safety, a Nature Walk was held at Daar us Salaam, 14-7-2019, Sunday, in the early morning where 120 Nature Lovers participated. It was presided by Aqaa Maulaa Saiyedna saheb (tus) who gave Qur'anic references for the beautiful creation of Allaah Ta'aala in Nature, Trees and Water. Maulaa is an avid supporter of saving Nature and Natural Resources as the future of Mankind is dependent on it.
The Walk was conducted by the experts Arun Majumdar and Dr Jitendra Gavli who gave superb and amazing facts about fruiting, flowering and plantation of some of the most commonly known trees. They gave titbits and ideas about how to develop home garden and also how to take care of home-grown plants of various vegetables or fruits. At the end of the Walk, Seed balls of many different kind of the seeds of fruit-bearing trees were made at the garden of Daar us Salaam under the supervision of the volunteers of Community Science Centre.
Mukaasir saheb explained following points to the audience which he himself practices while nurturing plants:
- Avoid pesticides
- Don’t over-water plants
- Provide plants with proper sunlight for flowering and fruiting
- Communicate and treat plants with love as they are your children
- Prune the branches after fruiting or dead branches
- Keep the surrounding clean
- Plant the saplings by yourself
At Daar us Salaam you could find plants of many vegetables and fruits that include Mango, kamrak, litchi, Chikoo, coconut, amla, annus, lemon, apple bor, java apple, gunda, banana, charoli, falsa, papaya, shehtoot, orange, mosambi, grapes, kaju, fanas, jaamphal, khat-amla, dadam, jambu, brinjal, tomatoes, phudina, paan, kadi-patta, tej-patta, salan-patta, paalak, tuwer, surti papadi, dudhi, kakdi etc.
Mumineen are requested to feel free in contacting Mukaasir saheb if anyone wants to visit Daar us Salaam to have a close look at these plants by feeling it.