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Environmental wisdom for Planet Earth: the Islamic heritage

Bakar, Osman (2022) Environmental wisdom for Planet Earth: the Islamic heritage. Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, University of Malaya, and Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 9789672795001

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The present book is a revised and expanded version of its first edition, which was published nearly fifteen years ago (2007). This new edition has an additional chapter titled “The Qur’anic Idea of Earth as Our Only Planetary Home,” which itself is a revised version of my contributory chapter to Imtiyaz Yusuf’s edited book A Global and Planetary Ethics for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy published in 2016 by Mahidol University in Bangkok. The inclusion of the revised version of this article as a third chapter of the new edition further strengthens the Qur’anic theme of environmental and ecological wisdom that was adopted in the previous edition. This third chapter seeks to reinforce the argument that the planet Earth is humanity’s only planetary home with scriptural support from the Qur’an. Since the earlier edition of the book and the earlier version of Chapter 3 were published years ago, I have made the effort to revise their content wherever necessary. The new edition also contains a bibliography and an index that was not made available in the first edition. Viewed as a whole, the present edition treats readers with a much more comprehensive coverage of the Islamic treasury of environmental and ecological wisdom than the one earlier provided. The body of wisdom under discussion is very pertinent to the issue of the Earth’s planetary ecological health that the whole humanity is now facing. With the ecological health in question now worsening, it is our sincere hope that the publication of this work can contribute in a small way to the worldwide efforts to address this unprecedented ecological challenge in human history.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
BPG Islamic geography > BPG113 Environmental ethics/responsibility. Sustainable living.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Depositing User: Prof Dr Osman Bakar
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2023 11:43
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2023 12:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104888

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