Environmental Care in Islam: A Qur’anic Perspective

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environmentThe introductory  remarks  that appear at the outset of this article draw attention to  the planetary crisis humanity is facing due to  the degradation and disturbance of its living environment. The succeeding discussion expounds the human- earth relationship in two parts, the first of which draws attention to a set of principles, beginning  with that of Divine Oneness (tawhid) and the vision it conveys of the common predicament of man with the rest of the created world. Then follows a review of  the Qur’anic principle of vicegerency of man (khilafah) in the earth which designates  humankind as a trustee and custodian of  its natural  environment. This is followed by a discussion of the principle of trust (amanah) in Islam which is closely related to khilafah......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Professor Dato' Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.