This text underlines the importance of protecting the environment. It links all the issues of protecting the environment with the command of Allah in the verses of the Holy Qur’an regarding the environment. It also provides a short history of international effort that have been undertaken for the safety and health of all.
Surely, the Almighty Allah has deposited His blessings and wealth in this world, exceeding human needs, in order for man to live in problem-free comfort and has also created him in the most appropriate form and given him a mind and body which helps him utilize these bestowed blessings; like, day and night, the earth and heaven, rivers and trees, the sun and the moon…etc.
But, with all these blessings and great treasures surrounding us, existing on the surface of the earth and beneath it, one-fifth of the world population, i.e., one billion and two hundred million people, are living on the verge of poverty.
In light of all the technological advancement in the present era with diversification of industrial products and services, obsessive fear is still in the mind of man from the West to the East, where the present man may be more anxious than yesterday’s man, because of what is threatening him from the dangers of polluting the environment, nuclear radioactivity, lack of natural resources, as well as wars.
In our present world, a person who has abundant food to eat cannot be regarded as someone who lives comfortably, because it is possible that an epidemic, diseases or other destructive elements, like hidden micro radiations will attack him under conditions he is not familiar with, and which can enter his home through contaminated and polluted bottles of milk or through the poisonous air that he breathes.
Table of Contents
1.A Word from the Foundation
2.Definition of Environment
3.Man and the Natural Environment
4.Organization and Natural Equilibrium in the Environment
5.What Surprises the Equilibrium System?
6.The Environment and Destructive Practices
7.How to Protect the Human Environment?
8.The Plant Environment
9.Protecting the Animal Environment
10.The Government and Environmental Protection
Title: Environmental Protection in Islamic Shari‘ah
Publisher: World Islamic Network (WIN)
Length: 60 pages
Pub. Date: 1st Indian Edition 2001