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Islamic quotations about creation and nature

“The world is sweet and verdant green, and Allah appoints you to be His regents in it, and will see how you acquit yourselves…” quoted from Islam and the Environment, by Harfiyah Abdel Haleem (ed), London: Ta-Ha Publishers, 1998

"God is in the water of the lake; he is also in the cracked bed of the lake, when the lake has dried up. God is in the abundant harvest; he is also in the famine that occurs when the harvest fails. God is in the lightning; he is also in the darkness, when the lightning has faded... Brothers and sisters, you pile up stones to make shrines, imagining that God will make himself present there. Then you are surprised when these shrines do not ease your cares and worries." From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer.

No creature is there crawling on the earth, no bird flying with its wings, but they are nations like unto yourselves. We have neglected nothing in the Book; then to their Lord they shall be mustered. Qur’an 6:38

“I have set my face firmly towards Him
Who brought the heavens and earth into being”. Qu'ran 6:79

“And He sent down rain from the sky
And made every kind of species grow on the earth”.Qu'ran 31:10

“… He created everything and determined them in exact proportions”.Qu'ran 25:2

“Anything you catch in the sea is halal for you”. Qu'ran 5:96

"God is in the water of the lake; he is also in the cracked bed of the lake, when the lake has dried up. God is in the abundant harvest; he is also in the famine that occurs when the harvest fails. God is in the lightning; he is also in the darkness, when the lightning has faded... Brothers and sisters, you pile up stones to make shrines, imagining that God will make himself present there. Then you are surprised when these shrines do not ease your cares and worries." From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer.

"I have a mental picture of people sharing in a massive banquet completely oblivious to the fact that the roof is crumbling and will eventually come crashing down on their heads. There are other people standing at the exists warning the diners to leave but they don't take any notice since the meal is too good". Fazlun M. Khalid, Founder Director, IFEES (Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences), quoted in Preface of "Islam and Ecology".

"Iqra Bismirabikal ladhi Alaq" which means, "Read! In the name of Your Creator" and signifies the importance of seeking knowledge in all things.


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