Islam on Protecting Nature: It’s Our Responsibility

Been mulling over something I read a while back about Islam and our responsibility for the planet, so I thought I’d share it and see what everyone thinks.

The word “Earth” (ard) appears no less than 485 times in the holy book of the Quran. The men and women are described as Allah’s vicegerents on Earth.

“Lo! We offered the trust upon the heavens and the earth and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it and man assumed it” (Quran: 33:72).

By this act of acceptance, humans have accepted the responsibility for the custody of the environment. This trusteeship is seen by Islam to be so onerous and burdensome that no other creature would ‘accept’ it.

Click on the link for the rull article by SYED SULTAN MOHIDDIN on How Islam Protects Environment. Image via Mrehan on flickr.

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