Published:  12:38 PM, 12 August 2021 Last Update: 12:46 PM, 12 August 2021

Muslim Professionals Forum calls for swift action on climate change

Muslim Professionals Forum calls for swift action on climate change

Climate change is havinga devastating impact on our planet. The world is waking up tothe consequences of human disregard for the environment – and our failure toheed the warnings and react in time.

The recent unprecedentedheatwaves and bush fires in Turkey, Greece, USA and Australia; heavy rainswhich caused unprecedented flooding in parts of Germany and other EU countries;and the lightning strike that killed 17 wedding party guests in Bangladesh havehappened because of global warming, climate change and deforestation.

Islam puts great emphasison planting trees to protect our environment.

The Muslim holy booksays: “And do not commit abuseon the earth, spreading corruption.” (Qur’an, 2:60).

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)said, “Whoever plants a tree and diligently looks after it until it matures andbears fruit is rewarded.” (Source: Musnad).

These are just twoexamples of the eco-friendly nature of Islam.  Muslims have a greatresponsibility to follow this Sunnah (prophetic traditions) by acting in anenvironmentally friendly manner and campaigning for others to do so too.