Environmental Principles in the Holy Koran and the Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad

  • Ghernaout D
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Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by [reason of] what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of [the consequence of] what they have done that perhaps they will return [to righteousness].” Ar-Rūm (The Romans) (30: 41), The Holy Koran. “Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding. Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], "Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” Al-Imran (3: 190-191), The Holy Koran. “[Muhammad] was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels.” Michael H. Hart, “The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History”. A Hadith (Saying of the Islamic Prophet) attracted the attention. Prophet Muhammad said: "If the Final Hour comes while you have a palm-cutting in your hands and it is possible to plant it before the Hour comes, you should plant it". Planting a palm-cutting (shrub, bush, and sapling) even if the Final Hour comes is astonishing. Firstly, if planting a palm-cutting is considered as a work it indicates that the Prophet Muhammad invites humankind to keep activating until the last second of the Life. When the environment problems are taken into account such as global warming, air and water/wastewater pollution, planting a palm-cutting may be a good solution. Such readings suggested reviewing the Islamic principles from the point of view of environmental principles. This study arrives at its time since the World environmental Engineers and the Green Chemistry specialists have largely opened the discussion about polluting industry (especially chemistry) and preserving nature. Returning Man to its initial and noble Mission on Earth is reflected through this research to preserve both humankind and nature.




Ghernaout, D. (2017). Environmental Principles in the Holy Koran and the Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. American Journal of Environmental Protection, 6(3), 75. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajep.20170603.13

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