Our class has anticipated Earth Day for weeks now. Environmental books on our class door have reminded others as well of the individual responsibility we all have towards taking care of the earth. As Allah says:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The Most Merciful
Taught the Qur’an,
Created the human,
[And] taught him eloquence.
The sun and the moon [move] by precise calculation,
And the stars and trees prostrate.
And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance
That you not transgress within the balance.
And establish weight in justice and do not make deficient the balance.
And the earth He laid [out] for the creatures.
Therein is fruit and palm trees having sheaths [of dates]
And grain having husks and scented plants.
So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?
(Sura Ar Rahman, ayaat 1 -13)
Another reminder about taking care of the earth comes from a South African munshid or Islamic song singer. His name is Zain Bhikha and his video about Earth care is called Heal The World. Check it out and leave a comment.