04 Aug '11, 8pm

Continuing our series on #religion & the #environment: Humans Are Trustees Of Allah's Creation: Islam & The Environment

Continuing our series on #religion & the #environment: Humans Are Trustees Of Allah's Creation: Islam & The Environment

Going along with it is the concept of Unity, the Alliance of Religions and Conservation explains. "Allah is unity, and His unity is reflected in the unit unity of humanity and nature." Because of that, it is the responsibility of humans to strive for harmony in our relations with the natural world. If we don't, we will be one day held in judgement by Allah for not fulfilling that responsibility, for not being good trustees of creation. As the Muslim Declaration on Nature (going back to the mid-1980s and part of the Assisi Declarations on Nature ) says, Unity, trusteeship and accountability, that is tawhid , khalifah and akhirah , the three central concepts of Islam, are also the pillars of the environmental ethics of Islam. they constitute the basic values taught by the Qur'an. it is these values which led Muhammad, (peace be upon him), the Prophet of Islam, to say: 'Whoso...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/humans-are-truste...

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