Just living is not enough, we should feel the blessings of sunshine, flowers, freedom and it is nature. Nature, a gift of God, a source of solace and peace, can become our great friend, if we understand. It would be such a friend that gives you only positive energy, takes away your negativity and purifies your mind. It provides you shelter when you are homeless, provides you medicine, provides you food, provides you nutrients and most importantly it provides you water. People have to appraise the very aspects of nature and we should realize that if there will be no trees, there will be no oxygen than ultimately there will be no human life. If there would be no bees, there would be no human beings. The chirping of birds does not irritate us in the way the sound of vehicles does. It inspires people despite hatred and abomination there is still a chance of warmth and solitude provided by nature.
Man is a social animal as everyone is aware of today’s man whose only hobby is to use more and more digital apps and always busy on his mobile phone. I am not saying that man of present time don’t like nature anymore, they do, but only at the range that if a person shares a picture of the beautiful scene at social media sites commonly used Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, they like it and maybe use it as their display. But there is no real relation between man and nature now and that really saddens me as our history is much cherished. History shows that man stayed in the realm of nature as they were very close to nature. Suddenly, there is a process of evolution that has not only changed the man and his way of living but also its attitude towards nature.
Is nature play an important role in our lives? Why a man of today gets alienated from nature? We should realize that we are at loss and it’s true that we need to cut trees for paper but we should realize that if there would be no trees this earth would become a suffocating place for us. We should value the birds and have to save the extinct species and we should not be so cruel towards nature, as we have to realize that nature’s loss is indirectly our loss. We should realize that our relationship with nature is of parental attitude, as a parent consoling us. It’s true that science has made a lot of progress in every field, it’s also true that it has made our lives easier but we don’t realize these developments have damaged our soul. Inwardly we are always in huff and conflict. Our souls have become void and are not efficient enough for any change.
In the end, I would sum up with a hadith by our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH):
“If a Muslim plants a tree or sow seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a charitable gift (sadaqah) for him.” (Bukhari)
Author: Naima Cheema