What is Islamic Eco-theology?

By Bilal Ahmad Malik
Greater Kashmir
May 3, 2023

The incessant creation and recreation process happening in nature is witness to God’s omnipresence

Islam, like other Abrahamic faiths, does not subscribe to materialistic reductionism rooted in Cartesian philosophy rendering nature as “dead and meaningless”. Instead, Islam considers nature meaningfully sacred. Implying, nature cannot be reduced to spatiotemporal arrangement and interaction of physical matter.

To illustrate the point, Haq starkly writes: “nature represents the inexhaustible logoiof God”, therefore, it is by default sacred. The principle of ‘sacred nature’ is built upon the three corresponding premises. First premise is: the creation of nature has a meaning.

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