Scholar explains how man upset the balance of earth

Scholar explains how man upset the balance of earth

Dr Ahmed Abdul Aziz says everything has been turned upside down because of man’s interference which led to fatal and carcinogenic diseases, and grave consequences.



By Ahmed Shaaban/senior Reporter

Published: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 12:33 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Dr Ahmed Abdul Aziz during his lecture at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday. -Supplied photo

Dubai - Environmental pollution is a global problem which affects developed and developing countries alike. It spreads due to man’s interference with nature, according to an Islamic scholar.

“Man is the main reason behind all types of land, water and air pollution. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) urged Muslims to plant (anything at hand, like) a palm, even if the Final Hour comes,” said Dr Ahmed Abdul Aziz in his lecture at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday.

“Each and every particle in the universe is in smooth balance, but everything has been turned upside down because of man’s interference which led to fatal and carcinogenic diseases, and grave consequences like acid rains, global warming, greenhouse gases, drastic climate change, and ozone depletion ... Humans have been advised by Allah in verse 7/56 of the Holy Quran to not corrupt the earth after it has been set in order.”

Dr Abdul Aziz’s lecture was part of the cultural programme of the 19th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA).

Almighty Allah, in Verse 30/41 of the Holy Quran, affirmed that pollution has appeared on land and sea because of mankind and “He shall make them taste some impact of their deeds”, so that they would return from evil, said Dr Abdul Aziz.

He said environmental pollution does not spare the strong or weak, the rich or poor. “Corruption is not only limited to ignoring religious teachings; it is inclusive of all types of mischief.”

Corrupting the earth could be physical — polluting the environment and destroying natural resources, he said. “Corruption could also be spiritual — being unfair to others, doing evil and misleading people. Both types of mischief are not acceptable as Almighty Allah does not like corrupters.”

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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