Saturday, May 19, 2012

Green activists' surprising ally in their midst: Islam.

According to "Globalized Eco-Islam: A Survey", recently published by the Leiden University in the Netherlands, a number of Qu'ranic passages talk about the environment, and people find it easier to accept discourse associated with heritage.

While it's been an uphill task, there have been some successes, and even the UK's Prince Charles has acknowledged its power.

Here some passages from Quran and Hadith:
"The Earth is green and beautiful, and Allah has appointed you [humans] his stewards over it... Whoever plants a tree and diligently looks after it until it matures and bears fruit is rewarded...." (Hadith)
"Devote thyself single-mindedly to the Faith, and thus follow the nature designed by Allah, the nature according to which He has fashioned mankind. There is no altering the creation of Allah." (Qu'ran)

Read more: Business Insider


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