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Sci Eng Ethics. 2020 Apr;26(2):1053-1066. doi: 10.1007/s11948-020-00192-7. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Preserving Human-Nature's Interaction for Sustainability: Quran and Sunnah Perspective.

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1
Programme of Applied Science with Islamic Studies, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2
Faculty of Ushuluddin, University of Darussalam Gontor, Jl. Raya Siman Km. 5 Siman, Ponorogo, East Java, 63471, Indonesia.
3
Programme of Applied Science with Islamic Studies, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ahalim_ibrahim@um.edu.my.

Abstract

Environmental sustainability is one of the contemporary discourses that has abundant values embedded in the Quran and Sunnah teachings. Islam gives great emphasis on environment as it is preserved and protected under the Maqasid al-Shariah (Objectives of the Islamic Law). The general outlook of Quranic paradigm on utilizing natural environment is based on prohibition of aggression and misuse. It is likewise founded on the construction and sustainable use. Thus, this article attempts to elaborate key concepts of the Quran and Sunnah teachings that reveal imperative values for environmental sustainability. Research method employs in this paper is an analytical study of Quranic verses with special highlights of tafsir bi al-ma'thur (explanation based upon traditions), tafsir bi al-ra'yi (explanation based on reasoning), and historical narrative. In short, this paper brings to light the relevance of classical and contemporary works of Quran and Sunnah studies that have meticulous values for shaping the better world of human-nature's interaction.

KEYWORDS:

Environment; Islam; Nature; Quran; Sunnah; Sustainability

PMID:
32048138
DOI:
10.1007/s11948-020-00192-7

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