Environmental protection in the eco-dynamics of Islamic law
Dawood, Hamzah Adesola
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The uniformity and orderliness in the creation of the universe are the clear expression of omnipotence and omniscience of the Designer and Fashioner of the environment. This uniformity can be observed in the diversity of nature and is constantly appealed to in the Qur’an as a sign of the Unity of the Maker. The Qur’an says: In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, and the ships that run in the sea with that which profits men, and the water that Allah sends down from the sky, then gives life therewith to the earth after its death and spread in it all (kinds of) animals, and the changing of the winds and the clouds made subservient between heaven and earth, these are surely signs for a people who understand. There are several cycles that are operational in the nature-system, e.g. the water cycle, the nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle which maintain a balance in their quantity. Allah in His perfect arrangement of the creation has made the maintenance of these cycles so neat and orderly. Similarly, Allah has made the ecosystem of the environment peaceful and serine. But man had continued to make move to distort this arrangement.