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Valuing biodiversity: a Qur'anic account

Solihu, Abdul Kabir Hussain (2014) Valuing biodiversity: a Qur'anic account. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development (IJESD), 5 (3). pp. 244-250. ISSN 2010-0264

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Species diversity has been the hallmark of biosphere and invaluable resource for human being as well as for the natural environment. In order to appreciate and conserve these diverse species which are constituents of nature, different values from different frames of references have been proffered. This study examines biological diversity from the Qur’anic perspective in an attempt to explicate the kinds of value conferred by the Qur’an on non-human species, particularly among the animals and plants. Collating ayat (verses) of the Qur’an related to nonhuman species and analyzing key conceptual terms the Qur’an employs in reference to their diversity, the study found that nonhuman species are presented in the Qur’an as signs of God and as communities of worshipers worthy of existence and conservation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4608/34056
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP134 Qur'an
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Abdul Kabir Hussain Solihu
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 14:32
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 14:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34056

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