The Olive Tree

One of the ancient, life giving and sacred commonalities of the peoples of The Mediterranean Sea, The Levant, Persia and Arabia. Lest we forget to focus on the common and sacred, and what binds us together, over the temporary and meaningless.

The Holy Qur’an – “Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as( if there were) a niche and within it a lamp: the lamp is in glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed Tree, an olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! God doth guide whom He will to His Light: God doth set forth Parables for men: and God doth know all things.” (an-Nur: 35).

The Holy Bible – Psalm 52.8 – “But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.”        Olive Tree jpeg JD