The status and value of renewable natural resources and its protection and exploitation in the religion of Islam

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Forestry, Rangeland and Watershed Management, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University

2 Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Islamic Azad University, Research Sciences Branch

3 Professor of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran

4 Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Department, Zanjan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, AREEO, Zanjan, Iran.

Abstract

Water, soil, pasture, forest, etc. are a valuable divine deposit for the people of any society and the national wealth of that society, which not only should be tried to preserve and protect these national assets, but should By adopting principled, technical, and regenerative exploitation policies, it passed on these most precious sources of life to future generations. With the increasing power of technologies in the exploitation of natural resources, the environmental-environmental balance in recent centuries has been disturbed to the detriment of nature, which has created miserable and sometimes irreparable conditions and is referred to as the crisis of natural resources and the environment. It becomes. Today, the international community sees the solution to this dilemma as protecting the environment, and in doing so, wants to know how it can draw on religious teachings in this important matter. The mentioned research seeks to answer this question by descriptive-analytical method. The results show that in order to get rid of the current environmental crisis, we must refer to moral principles and religious texts, especially Islam, because the basis of the crisis in renewable natural resources is the moral crisis among humans and attention to the fundamental values ​​of Islam. Due to its divine and moral support, it plays a key role in the sustainability and protection of the environment and renewable natural resources.

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Volume 74, Issue 3
December 2021
Pages 611-623
  • Receive Date: 31 October 2020
  • Revise Date: 27 November 2021
  • Accept Date: 14 December 2021
  • First Publish Date: 14 December 2021