Appreciating The Immense Values of Biodiversity to Humanity: The Quranic Paradigm

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Asmawati Muhamad


Concern about the state of the natural environment has deep historical roots, but scale of response and its political importance in the modern time has emerged swiftly since the wave of environmental protests that swept across developed nations in the 1960s. Silent Spring is one of the push factors that has made a difference in the Western modern history of environmental awareness. The insidious effect of DDT on animals and plants that was illustrated in the book has greatly gained concern from the Western society to play their role on biodiversity protection and conservation. In relation to this matter, the researchers feel that it is vital for Muslim ummah in particular, to ponder and reflect on the comprehensive worldview of Qur’anic teachings on the biodiversity imperative. For this purpose, this paper brings the textual studies of the Qur’anic instructions on the immense values of biodiversity domain as described by Allah s.w.t. It is hoped that the Divine revelation shall inspire humanity to protect the biodiversity and embrace a harmonious living culture with all creatures in this world.

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MUHAMAD, Asmawati. Appreciating The Immense Values of Biodiversity to Humanity: The Quranic Paradigm. QURANICA - International Journal of Quranic Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 17-36, june 2015. ISSN 2590-4167. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 july 2020. doi:
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