The word Hanain, in Arabic is used for such a cry of the lover, which he emits in separation of his beloved and Juzza is the log cut from the date-tree trunk.
In Medina, Holy Prophet (PBUH) used to address the Muslims in Friday Prayer Congregation resting his back on a dry log of date-tree. One of the lady-companions of Medina, got a podium prepared from very fine wood and presented it to Holy Prophet (PBUH) and requested him to use that podium during his addressing the Muslims. On Friday when Holy Prophet (PBUH) got on to that podium, people heard someone crying. The crying was full of pain as a she-camel cries when she is separated from her baby or as if a child cries for his mother. It was a cry of pain. Everyone in the mosques heard it. Holy Prophet (PBUH) got down the podium, approached that date-tree log, placed his hand upon it, and then hugged it. The crying of the log ceased but was still sighing as if a baby sobs even after the mother embraces him when he was weeping.
Holy Prophet (PBUH) addressing that log said. “If you say, I pray for thee that God may place thee in the Heaven where I would be. Thee will remain there till Eternity and prophets and friends of God would enjoy thy fruits.
“Please do it!” was the response of that log Holy Prophet (PBUH) ordered burial of that Log in the courtyard of the Mosque.”
Not only that plants and trees are alive but they also possess consciousness, senses and feelings. They recognize the feelings of our love and hatred and are influenced by it. Plants are fully versed with telepathic transference of thought waves. Plants also see, hear, speak, think, remember and can read our hidden thoughts.
Resulting various experiments in the laboratories scientists have established that plants have consciousness and they express their feelings.
They enjoy the company of good-natured people and dislike the people with intricate mind and negative thinking. It has been proved using the Kirlian photography technique that a plant rejoices when someone places his hand upon that plant with love and affection. This increases the force of radiant halo around the plant.
When a person having love and affection in his heart for plants, plants a tree, waters it and looks after it, the speed of growth of the plant is better than other similar type of trees. In California, owner of a nursery prepared a thorn-free cactus. It took him years in developing that kind of cactus, which had no thorns or prickles on it. Explaining his method, he said that he used to tell those plants they need not to grow thorns for their protection because he was there to protect them, so these plants have stopped growing thorns and prickles. This did take quite a time in assuring the plant that it didn’t need to grow prickles any longer. He used to talk to the plant kindly and tenderly and made arrangements to assure the plant that it is safe and protected and properly looked after. When the plant was convinced it stopped growing prickles and a new species of cactus was thus produced.
A team of Canadian researchers during their experiments in Ottawa University discovered that if the wheat seeds are exposed to sound waves of 5000 Hertz, they sprout and grow faster. To determine the effects of music on plants experiments established that loud and noisy music made the plants to bent in the opposite direction of the source of music whereas the tender and gentle music would entrance them.
A researcher thought of using polygraph: a device used as a lie detector, based upon recording of simultaneous recording of involuntary physiological activities including blood pressure, skin resistivity, pulse rate, respiration and perspiration, for the recording of changes taking place in a plant. He clipped the wires of the instrument with a plant and started having the record of the changes in the form of a graph. He watered the plant, the plant showed feelings of satisfaction in the form of harmonious lines of the graph. The researcher thought of burning the plant. The plant expressed its fear by sending the graph lines to their peak.
That was interesting, next time he just pretended to burn the plant and even lit the matchstick but the plant didn’t express any emotion. That researcher was so involved with the plants of his laboratory that once when he hurt his finger the plant felt his pain and expressed its anguish upon the graph.
A professor of physics in Presidency College Calcutta, who is an expert in Radio Researches, during his research to find some link between the animal tissues and metal string tensions, thought of making few researches on the tissues of plants as well. He established that even the tissues of a plant had effects of tension and stress. They faint when chloroform was administered upon them and fresh air revived them. Teasing makes them weary and tired.
When the scientists of Kazakhstan University, in their search for metals, sought cooperation of the plants they instructed them to give them an impulse if there is some metal underneath their roots. This experiment proved to be a great success and they explored many metal mines.
One of the plant researchers expressed this view that there exists a common linkage between the information system of plants and human beings, which despite their ostensible difference do understand one another’s messages.
It is stated in the holy Quran:
“Seest thou not that it is God Whose praises all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate and the birds of the air with wings outspread? Each one knows its own mode of prayer and praise. And, God knows well all that they do.” (S: 24, V: 41)
“The seven heavens and the earth and all beings therein declare His glory; there is not a thing but celebrates His praise and yet ye understand not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbearing, Most Forgiving”. (S: 17, V: 44)
“Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, let it declare the praise and glory of God: for He is the Exalted in Might and Wisdom.
To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. It is He Who gives life and death; and He has Power over all things. He is the First, and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent and He has full knowledge of things.” (S: 57, V: 1-3)
God Almighty has stated at various places in the holy Quran that everything that exists in the heavens and on the earth has consciousness and knows the method of its praying and declaring glory of God. Holy Prophet (PBUH) being the Mercy for the Worlds knows every creation of the heavens and the earth and every creation also knows it well that Holy Prophet (PBUH) is Mercy for it. When date tree log saw that Holy Prophet (PBUH) has left him and taken the podium he felt grieved and it started crying and its sobbing moved Holy Prophet (PBUH) and he patted it tenderly and said, “If you say, I shall pray for thee that God may place thee in the Heaven where I would be. Thee will remain there till Eternity and prophets and friends of God would enjoy thy fruits.”
The conscious of the date tree log pacified upon hearing this bestowal. This reveals this fact that every tree speaks, hears and has feelings. It rejoices and feels grieved like human beings and even knows the importance of the praying and requests for it.