UAE expert calls for fatwas on preserving environment

By Nasreen Abdulla
Khaleej Times
November 8, 2023

Dr Wadeema Al Dhaheri quoted some verses from the Holy Quran that revolve around sustainability

Sustainability is a basic tenet of Islam and should be binding on all Muslims, according to an expert. “Preserving the planet is like preserving the religion,” said Dr Wadeema Al Dhaheri, a professor at the Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities in Abu Dhabi. “Allah has clearly asked to protect the earth. Pollution and the disease it causes are a type of harm that Islamic law prohibits.”

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