The Nakhl and its derivatives appear in 20 places in 16 Suras (chapters) of the Holy Qur’an.
Allah the Most Sublime Says;
“And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.”
Surat Maraym, verse# 25
The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) has launched ‘Fun & Learn’, an educational programme designed to teach primary school students in Qatar about plant life and the environment through various interactive activities.
The initiative is aimed at primary schoolchildren aged 6 to 11, and will be delivered in 20 UNESCO associated schools working under the supervision of the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science.
Ms Fatima Saleh Al-Khulaifi, Project Manager of QBG, said: "We look forward to delivering this programme across primary schools in Qatar. ‘Fun & Learn’ has been designed to teach children about plants and the environment in a fun and interactive way. The curriculum will be delivered in Arabic, promoting the language while enabling students to learn more about plant life and the environment.”
The Al Wafa Model Independent School for Boys was selected as the first school to participate in the programme, with students taking part in interactive activities such as tree planting, which is aimed at increasing their awareness of tree conservation. An educational booklet was created for ‘Fun & Learn’ to offer students detailed information about plant life and the environment.