MUSLIM'S DUTY TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENT
"It is He Who hath made
you (his) agents, inheritors of the earth : He hath raised you in ranks,
some above others:that he may try you in the gifts He hath given you:
For thy Lord is quick in punishment :yet He is indeed Oft-forgiving,Most
"When he turns his back,
his aim everywhere is to spread mischief through the earth and destroy
crops and cattle. But God loveth not mischief. When it is said
to him, "Fear Allah," He is led by arrogance to (more) crime. Enough
for him is Hell; an evil bed indeed (to lie on)!"
We are the guardians of this earth, therefore as
Muslims, it is our duty to preserve the planet.. so let's begin with...
- Reducing the use of the car.The more gasoline
we burn, the more carbon dioxide (CO2) we put into the air. And CO2
is the primary global warming pollutant. Prefer the train, walking or
biking when you can.
- Replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact
fluorescent bulbs - especially those that burn the longest each day.
These produce the same amount of light as normal bulbs, use about a
quarter of the electricity, and last ten times as long. Each compact
fluorescent bulb saves 500 pounds of coal, helping to clean the air
today, curb global warming, and save you money on your electricity bill.
- Installing low-flow shower heads and faucets.
You'll use less than half the water without decreasing performance.
Turn your hot water heater down to 120°F and see hot water costs go
down by as much as 50%.
- Buying energy-efficient electronics and appliances.
Then, turn them off when they're not in use. When buying, look for the
Energy Star label or yellow-and-black sticker that tell you the energy
- Planting trees, protecting the forest. Trees
"breathe in" carbon dioxide, but only as long as they're living. Protecting
forests is a big step on the road to curbing global warming.
- Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Producing new paper,
glass, and metal products from recycled materials saves 70-90% of the
energy and pollution including CO2, that would result if the product
came from virgin materials. Recycling a stack of newspapers only 4'
high will save a good sized tree.
Please... care about the environment, and buy recycled products!