In the Islamic faith, faith in the environment is on par to good faith towards humanity and indeed God, since Muslims believe He created all.
There is a growing concern about the threats posed by environmental issues throughout the World. Global warming, freshwater depletion, biodiversity reduction, hole in the ozone layer – are all examples of such threats. How serious is it really? And what is to be done to change the direction? Many researchers have begun to look into underlying philosophical causes for man’s rapacious attitude towards his environment. Part of this search involves a look at root philosophies affecting the human outlook and interaction with the world and the responsibility religion shares in creating the attitudes and philosophies that have led to the desecration of nature. Environment protection is an important aspect of Islam. Protection of the environment is essential to Islamic beliefs and mankind has the responsibility to ensure safe custody of the environment. This paper is an attempt to briefly present some aspects of the Islamic perspective on environment protection in the light of Quranic verses and Islamic narrations (hadiths).
Title: Islamic Perspectives on Environmental Protection
Authors: Dr. O.M. Ashtankar
Published in: International Journal of Applied Research
Length: 4 pages
Pub. Date: 2016