While we all are ready to bid the Holy month of Ramadan goodbye, the month of blessings had brought a lot of hidden gems to our notice. Among them is the topic of the town Hadeeqatul Quran or the Quranic garden.
The new seminary garden Jamea Uthmania seminary in Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has been a fresh relief for many. Not only the visitors are attracted by this unique masterpiece, but those who are part of the seminary see it as a little refuge and break as well.
Speaking to TRT World, Ali Muhammad Wazir from the seminary shared his experience. He said that reciting Quran in the Quranic garden has been the ‘most spiritually rewarding experience’ for him.
“The garden is a good addition to the seminary,” Wazir said. “Besides reading the Quran, I water the plants during my leisure time. It gives me immense satisfaction.”
Hadeeqatul Quran opened last year and is the first of its kind in the country. Shamsul Islam, seminary’s spokesman, said that it has 21 different types of trees and plants that have been mention in the Holy Quran. The plans are imported from different parts of the world.
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“We wanted our students to remember the fruits and vegetables mentioned in the Holy Quran. We believe it would help them increase their knowledge about Islam and also let them know about the medicinal benefits of those plants,” Shamsul said, speaking to TRT World.
Students lead detailed researches on each plant:
Shams said that many of the students at seminary have carried out detailed researches on these plants and wrote thesis on them. The garden does not only have local visitors, but people who travel the city also visit to witness it.
Compared to Dubai’s infamous Holy Quran Park that has 51 different trees, Peshawar’s Quranic garden is subsequently small and also spread across half an acre of land. It has fewer trees too.
But one of the architects of Peshawar’s Quranic park, Mujeeb Ullah, questions the number of trees Dubai park has.
“According to our research only 21 trees and plants have been mentioned in the Holy Book. The ones in Dubai might be in reference to different species of those 21 plants,” the 48-year-old architect said.
Mujeeb tells that the garden in Peshawar has nineteen plants and trees which include fig, pomegranate, olive, corn, garlic, onion, lentil, barley, wheat, vineyard, banana, and cucumbers.
The article originally published in TRT World.
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