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Preservation of the Environment according to the Quran and the Analysis of Environmental Issues in Malaysia

Version 1 : Received: 20 October 2017 / Approved: 20 October 2017 / Online: 20 October 2017 (10:11:16 CEST)

How to cite: Mat Akhir, N.S.; Abdul Halim, I. Preservation of the Environment according to the Quran and the Analysis of Environmental Issues in Malaysia. Preprints 2017, 2017100138 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201710.0138.v1). Mat Akhir, N.S.; Abdul Halim, I. Preservation of the Environment according to the Quran and the Analysis of Environmental Issues in Malaysia. Preprints 2017, 2017100138 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201710.0138.v1).

Abstract

Currently, various issues on environment have been discussed, whether the importance, destruction or ways to prevent the destruction of the environment. This paper will explore the issue from the conventional viewpoint as well as from the Islamic perspective. Destruction of the environment in recent times has worsened due to the uncontrolled exploitation of natural resources by human beings in order to generate profits. In view of the increasing technological development in Malaysia presently, this matter should not have occurred because the citizens intellectual abilities can be considered advanced. In other words, these people should be able to weigh between positive and negative consequences of voraciously exploiting natural resources. However, the greed that engulfs some of these people has obscured their view from grasping the future consequences of their acts. Based on the Islamic perspective in which the Quran is the ultimate reference, destruction of the environment can actually be prevented if every individual is aware of his or her trustworthiness or responsibility as His caliphate in this universe. Nevertheless, is there any specific verse in the Quran which explains about preservation of the environment? Can lessons from the Quran provide solutions to the environmental crises in Malaysia? This study provides explanations to the questions based on literature surveys and content analyses. By interpreting some selected verses that relate to preservation of the environment, findings from the discussions have identified that the Quranic verses are valuable resources for the sustainability of the environment.

Subject Areas

preservation; environment; quran; issues; Malaysia

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