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Our aim is to get people talking about the environment and reflecting upon how we are supposed to respect and care for it according
to the Quran and Sunnah.

What does it say in the Quran?

References to Earth in the Quran is stated no less than 485 times. The following are some excerpts on Man & the Environment.

He it is Who hath placed you as viceroys of the earth and hath exalted some of you in rank above others, that He may try
you by (the test of) that which He hath given you. Lo! Thy Lord is swift in prosecution, and Lo! He verily is Forgiving, Merciful (6:165).

Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by (reason of) what the hands of people have earned, so He (i.e. God)
may let them taste part of (the consequences of) what they have done that perhaps they will return (to righteousness) (30:41)

Those who squander are the brothers of Satan, and Satan is most ungrateful to his Lord (17:27)                                                          

It is He who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it We produce vegetation of all kinds: from some We produce green
(crops), out of which We produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date-palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come)
clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes, and olives, and pomegranates each similar
(in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ripeness thereof.
Behold! in these things there are signs for people who believe. (6:99)

What was the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) with
regards to the environment?


Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle (salalahu alahi wa salaam)  said, "There is none amongst the Muslims who plants
a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift for him." 

Bukhari :: Book 3 :: Volume 39 :: Hadith 513

Narrated Anas bin Malik: Out of all the Ansar, living in Medina, Abu Talha had the largest number of (date palm trees) gardens,
and the most beloved of his property to him was Bairuha garden which was standing opposite the Mosque (of the Prophet).
Allah's Apostle used to enter it and drink of its good water. When the Verse:--"By no means shall you attain righteousness
unless you spend (in charity) of that which you love." (3.92) Abu Talha got up and said, "O Allah's Apostle, Allah says:--"By no
means shall you attain righteousness unless you spend (in charity) of that which you love." (3.92) and the most beloved of my
property to me is the Bairuha garden, so I give it (as a charitable gift) in Allah's Cause and hope to receive good out of it, and to
have it stored for me with Allah. So, O Allah's Apostle! Dispose it of (i.e. utilize it) in the way Allah orders you (to dispose it of)."
Allah's Apostle said, "Bravo! That is a fruitful property! That is a fruitful property! I have heard what you have said and I think that
you should distribute that (garden) amongst your relatives." The Abu Talha distributed that garden amongst his relatives and his
cousins.

Bukhari :: Book 6 :: Volume 60 :: Hadith 76


Musa b. Talha reported: 
I and Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) happened to pass by people near the date-palm trees.
He (the Holy Prophet) said: What are these people doing? They said: They are grafting, i. e. they combine the male with the
female (tree) and thus they yield more fruit. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: I do not find it to be of
any use. The people were informed about it and they abandoned this practice. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him)
(was later) on informed (that the yield had dwindled), whereupon he said: If there is any use of it, then they should do it, for it
was just a personal opinion of mine, and do not go after my personal opinion; but when I say to you anything on behalf of Allah,
then do accept it, for I do not attribute lie to Allah, the Exalted and Glorious.

Muslim :: Book 30 : Hadith 5830


Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 
The Prophet (salalahu alahi wa salaam) used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday. Then an
Ansari woman or man said"O Allah's Apostle! Shall we make a pulpit for you?" He replied, "If you wish." So they made a pulpit for
him and when it was Friday, he proceeded towards the pulpit (for delivering the sermon). The date-palm cried like a child!
The Prophet descended (the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Prophet said,
"It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge given near to it."

Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 56 :: Hadith 784






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