Allah created Earth, why not take care of it?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The world “Earth” (ard) appears no less than 485
times in the holy book of the Qur’an.

Mufty Imam Tajuddin H. Alhilaly,
argues that all living things “are partners to man in
existence and they deserve their own respect.”

As befits a faith born in the desert, water is
honored as “the secret of life.” Islam forbids the
wastage of water “and the usage thereof without
benefit…. The preservation of water for the drinking
of mankind, animal life, bird life and vegetation is a
form of worship which gains the pleasure of Allah.”

Imam Alhilaly infers from this passage that Islam
also forbids “factory outpours to go to waterways or
to the ocean, as this would pollute the water and
threaten marine life.

“Air is the property of Allah the Exalted,” the
imam states. “Hence, contaminating the air with smoke
is an encroachment on nature and a threat to the life
of mankind and all other living things.”

The Qur’an does, however, endorse the
transformation of wilderness into agriculture and
cattle pastures. The Qur’an proclaims that it is Allah
who “sends down water from the sky, and therewith we
bring forth buds of every kind. We bring forth the
green blade from which we bring forth the
thick-clustered grain; and from the date-palm, from
the pollen thereof, spring pendant bunches, and
gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate.”

“The earth is our first mother,” says Imam
Alhilaly. “Therefore it has certain rights over us.
One of these rights is making it come alive with green
vegetation and other plant life.

“The Prophet said that he who is kind and
merciful towards animals, Allah will be kind and
merciful towards him…. We must deal with animals
with utmost beneficence and compassion and strive to
ensure the preservation of the different species,”
Imam Alhilaly instructs. “It is forbidden in Islam to
kill a animal for mere play. Islam has forbidden
wastage of animals and plants in peacetime and in

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