ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE SUNNAH OF THE PROPHET: AN ETHICAL EXAMPLARY
HZ. PEYGAMBER’İN SÜNNETİNDE ÇEVRE DUYARLILIĞI: AHLÂKÎ BİR ÖRNEKLİK

Author : Osman ORUÇHAN
Number of pages : 189-202

Abstract

Today, the environment is getting demolished in contrast with technological developments because of disrupted moral conceptions. In this regard, the real problem is not increase of scientific and technological developments, but it is immoral treatments of mankind on the environment. Hz. Muhammad is a perfect example in moral sense. In this article, it is aimed to determine Prophet Muhammad's relations with the environment. While we are preparing the article, we searched out the practices of the Prophet about that from classical hadiths sources. In this article, the subjects were classified according to the moral emphasis on the words and behaviors of the Prophet concerning human beings, animals, plants and inanimate beings. It appears that, he (PBUH) was foregrounded many moral virtues like rights, justice, responsibility, respect, love, altruism, compassion, sincerity, etc. during his life. According to him, animals have as much right to live nourishment and not to be persecuted as human beings. People should be responsible to them, and should love them and have mercy on them. He preferred and advocated a protective style approaching plants and inanimate objects. According to him, the whole world of being is created by God and all of them deserve love and respect. Some of the results reached in the article are in the teachings of the Prophet, all living creatures have the right to use the natural environment and must be respected to this right. There are many examples in which the prophet's words and practices about the environment can offer solutions to today's environmental problems with a moral dimension

Keywords

The Hadith, Environment, Moral, Sunnah, Exemplariness

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