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ISLAM: Solution to Climate Change/Global Warming‏

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We believe Islam has an answer to the issues facing our planet. In this background, please find attached a presentation on the solution to climate change.

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ISLAM: Solution to Climate Change/Global Warming‏

  1. 1. between humans and nature Advocating a harmonious balance Islam & the Environment 22 Slides including Covers More On Islam Briefcast
  2. 2. What’s Wrong with the Environment? Climate Change Depletion of Ozone layer Global Warming Loss of Bio Diversity Water Scarcity Acid Rain Toxic Materials Air Pollution Destruction Of forests
  3. 3. Other pressing environmental issues… Diseases ( eg. AIDS) Interference in nature (eg. Cloning, Homosexuality, Unnatural feed, Abortion) Wastage (eg. Fireworks) Nuclear, biological and chemical weapons
  4. 4. Islamic Approach to the Environment Creation & Ownership Humans and Environment Proactive Care Preservation& Protection Islam describes the environment and teaches us that it has been created by Allah Islam prescribes how humanity should use the environment Islamic teachings are meant to take proactive care of the environment Islam’s guidance form the principles of Environmental Protection Prophet’s Example ( pbuh ) Environmentalism has been taught and demonstrated by the Prophet (pbuh)
  5. 5. Creation of Allah “ Glory to Allah, Who created in pairs all things that the earth produces, as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no knowledge. ” (Quran 36:36)
  6. 6. Balanced Creation “ And the earth - We have spread it out wide, and placed on it mountains firm, and caused (life) of every kind to grow on it in a balanced manner” (Quran 15:19) HUMANS FLORA ANIMALS BIRDS FORESTS MOUNTAINS
  7. 7. Diversity of Flora "He Who has, …. sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others. (Quran 20:53)
  8. 8. For the use of humanity “ Eat (for yourselves) and pasture your cattle: verily, in this are s igns for men endued with understanding. ” (Quran 20:54) “ See they not that it is We Who have created for them - among the things which Our hands have fashioned - cattle, which are under their dominion?- ” (Quran 36:71)
  9. 9. Proactive Care of the Environment According to Francesca De Chatel, a Netherlands-based anthropologist : Muhammad’s Environmentalism Proactive “ And yet a closer reading of the Hadith, the body of work that recounts significant events in Muhammad's (pbuh) life, reveals that he was a staunch advocate of environmental protection .” (pbuh) “ One could say he (Muhammad) was an "environmentalist before his time," a pioneer in the domain of conservation, sustainable development, and resource management , and one who constantly sought to maintain a harmonious balance between man and nature”. Francesca De Chatel’s Observation (pbuh) Guidance on the environment given 1400 Years Ago
  10. 10. Recent Initiatives for environmental protection 1992 1975 Stockholm Rio Earth Summit 1987 Earth Summit UN Report MD Goals 2000 Kyoto Protocol 2005 2007 IPCC Paris
  11. 11. Principles of Environmental Protection Humans are accountable for their deeds. Humans are permitted to utilize the environment without wasting and causing harm. Ownership of all things with Allah, the Creator and Sustainer. Humans are vicegerents (representatives) on earth. 1 2 3 4
  12. 12. Afforestation and Wasteland enrichment “ Whoever brings dead land to life, that is, cultivates wasteland, for him is a reward therein.” Guidance and Practice of the Prophet (pbuh) Waste land cultivation Dry land cultivation More Guidelines Additional Information Click here “ Whoever plants trees, Allah will give him reward to the extent of their fruit” Land preservation Nature Reserves Planting of Trees Wildlife Sanctuaries Protected Zones
  13. 13. Prophet’s Teachings <ul><li>“ Whoever reclaims and cultivates dry, barren land will be rewarded by Allah for the act. So long as men and animals benefit from it He will record it for him as almsgiving.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If a Muslim plants a tree, that part of its produce consumed by men will be as almsgiving for him. Any fruit stolen from the tree will also be as almsgiving for him. That which the birds eat will also be as almsgiving for him. Any of its produce which people may eat thus diminishing it, will be as almsgiving for the Muslims who planted it.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If a Muslim plants a tree, then whatever is eaten from it by birds is a charity and whatever is stolen is a charity” </li></ul>(pbuh)
  14. 14. Wild life preservation <ul><li>“ On migrating to Medina, God’s Messenger (PBUH) organized the planting of trees and of date groves. He made the forests and green spaces, conservation areas, where every sort of living creature lived. These were called sanctuaries”- Dr. Ibrahim Ozdemir </li></ul>“ In order to protect land, forests, and wildlife, Muhammad created inviolable zones known as protected and forbidden zones, in which resources were to be left untouched”- Francesca De Chatel Protected Zone Guidance and Practice of the Prophet (pbuh)
  15. 15. Protection of Fauna Guidance and Practice of the Prophet (pbuh) “ All creatures of Allah form the family of Allah and he is the best loved of Allah who loves best His creatures” Showing mercy to birds and animals  Killing animal for mere sport x Making animals fight each other for sport x Stoning Animals & Birds x Mistreatment x Feeding properly  Freedom Imprisonment x  Good Health  Supplication for animals 
  16. 16. Conservation of water “ O children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer; eat and drink, but waste not by excess, for God loves not the wasters” (Quran 6:141) Guidance and Practice of the Prophet (pbuh) Water- Shared Resource Prohibition of pollution of water bodies Prohibition of wastage No disruption to ecological balance Water-Basis of Life Sensible Usage More Guidelines Additional Information Click here
  17. 17. Prophet’s Teachings <ul><li>“ Even if you take the ablutions in a flowing river, do not waste the water”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Excess in the use of water is forbidden, even if you have the resources of a whole river”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ People are co-owners in three things: water, fire and pasture”. </li></ul><ul><li>The Prophet (pbuh) prohibited urination in stagnant water. </li></ul>(pbuh)
  18. 18. Removing and Reducing the causes of greenhouse emissions <ul><li>UNEP on Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>“ We need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, which will mean altering how we live and do business.” </li></ul>The Kyoto Protocol's major feature is that it has mandatory targets on greenhouse-gas emissions for the world's leading economies which have accepted it. . (UNFCCC) Why do our lives and business need change? The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Countries that ratify this protocol commit to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases, or engage in emissions trading if they maintain or increase emissions of these gases.
  19. 19. Irrational Consumption - The Vicious Cycle Buy more, Spend more Consumers Pressure on Earners/Investors to earn more Pressure on Business to profit more every quarter Irresponsible Business- Produce More, Market More Result: More Greenhouse gas emissions, More Global Warming, More Environmental Problems
  20. 20. Responsible Business, Sustainable Consumption Guidance and Practice of the Prophet (pbuh) Prohibition of greed Prohibition of wastage Prohibition of dishonesty Balanced Spending Prohibition of Lying Prohibition of hiding any defect in products and services
  21. 21. 360 0 Environmentalism Environment is not limited to the natural environment! It’s also the social , moral , economic and political environment that needs to be clean and free of corruption. As in the case of natural environment, Islam provides guidance and shows the way in all spheres of human life.
  22. 22. Learn more… <ul><li>Recommended Readings </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Qur'an (Print) </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Qur'an (Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Muhammad (Critical Lives) </li></ul><ul><li>Islam Primer </li></ul><ul><li>The Islamic Approach to the Prevention of spread of AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Rights: An Islamic Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Muhammad : A pioneer of environmentalism </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve Water, Preserve Life </li></ul><ul><li>Drops of Faith: Water in Islam </li></ul>Thanks for watching and studying the presentation. For further information, suggestions and comments please contact: moreonislam@hotmail.com &quot;Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the succession of night and day, there are indeed messages for all who are endowed with insight&quot; (Quran 3:190) All Rights Reserved. No part of the presentation may be modified. Distribution is permitted and encouraged. For other titles please contact [email_address] . The original document is certified to be virus-free. (pbuh) (pbuh)

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