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A Qur’anic account of biodiversity

Solihu, Abdul Kabir Hussain (2014) A Qur’anic account of biodiversity. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2014 (IRIIE2014), 11th -13th June 2014, Cultural Activity Center (CAC), Internatioanal Islamic University Malaysia.

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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, different values have been proffered from different frames of references . 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 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 Allah (s.w.t) and as communities (umam) of worshipers worthy of existence and conservation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 4608/41810
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quranic account, biodiversity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP134 Qur'an
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: 23 Feb 2015 15:36
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2015 15:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41810

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