Islam’s Perspective on Environmental Sustainability: A Conceptual Analysis

Labeeb Bsoul, Amani Omer, Lejla Kucukalic, Ricardo H. Archbold

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    Abstract

    This paper shows that environmental protection, a primary aim of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations in 2015, is embedded in Islam and was practiced by Prophet Muhammad centuries ago. In this study, we examined Islam’s perspective on sustainability and its relevance to these SDGs, with a particular focus on community and individual development. In this research, we address how the emphasis on the Islamic view of the contemporary environmental problems (such as depletion of natural resources, pollution, and poverty) can help improve the ethical and practical conduct toward the environment. We also elaborate on the role of education in the Islamic tradition and its connection to environmental efforts. Finally, we discuss the examples and models of environmental sustainability arising from Islamic tradition. Therefore, this paper aims to encourage consideration of Islam’s perspective in solving environmental problems, activating the role of religious and scientific institutions in preserving the environment, and providing appropriate solutions. We conclude our investigation with some findings and recommendations in this area.

    Original languageBritish English
    Article number228
    JournalSocial Sciences
    Volume11
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 2022

    Keywords

    • education
    • environmental issues
    • Islam
    • prophetic traditions
    • Qur’an
    • sustainability

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