Monday, April 5, 2010

Action For Earth

Alhamdulillah, Allah bless us with this earth and all the environment just for us.
We have to take care our environment everyday in this earth. Everyday is our earth day for Muslim. If our environment is clean, insha Allah, we can have our clean water, clean air, and healthy families.

Global Warming

There are so many problems about global warming, the climate is changing. Earthquakes, forest in fire, flooding, our decreasing natural resources, and other natural disasters are happening everywhere around the world.
There are several other causes of Global Warming, it is important to learn about what is affecting our world. Global Warming is a very serious threat to our way of life.

The Important of Earth

"He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth."
(Al Qur'an 6. surah Al An'am : ayah 101)

Allah made the earth a place suitable to prayer , Prophet Mohummed (PBUH) says " wherever the time for the prayer comes upon you , perform the prayer ; for all the earth is a place of worshiping for you".

"And the stars and the trees prostate."
(Al Qur'an 55. surah Ar-Rahman: ayah 6).
All the earth is a place for prostration, which means that all the earth is place for turning in humility. By bowing in prostration anywhere and everywhere we join the stars and the trees, the heavens and the earth.

Earth, Planets, And Other Living Things In Al Qur'an

In Al-Qur'an, there are so many statements about earth, planets, water, and all about all other living things.

  • All living things are made of from water.

    Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?
    (Al Qur'an surah:21.Al-Anbiya ayah:30)

  • Planets created to serve man.

    He is the Cleaver of the Daybreak, and He has made the night for rest and the sun and the moon for calculation. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing. (96)
    And it is He who placed for you the stars that you may be guided by them through the darknesses of the land and sea. We have detailed the signs for a people who know. (97)
    (Al Qur'an surah:6.Al-Anam ayah 96-97)

  • Water Cycle

    And it is He who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy [i.e., rainfall] until, when they have carried heavy rainclouds, We drive them to a dead land and We send down rain therein and bring forth thereby [some] of all the fruits. Thus will We bring forth the dead; perhaps you may be reminded.
    (Al Qur'an surah:7.Al-Araf ayah:57)

  • Water

    And within the land are neighboring plots and gardens of grapevines and crops and palm trees, [growing] several from a root or otherwise, watered with one water; but We make some of them to exceed others in [quality of] fruit. Indeed in that are signs for people who reason.
    (Al Qur'an surah:13. Al-Rad ayah:4)

    He sends down from the sky, rain, and valleys flow according to their capacity, and the torrent carries a rising foam. And from that [ore] which they heat in the fire, desiring adornments and utensils, is a foam like it. Thus Allah presents [the example of] truth and falsehood. As for the foam, it vanishes, [being] cast off; but as for that which benefits the people, it remains on the earth. Thus Allah present examples.
    (Al Qur'an surah:13.Al-Rad ayah:17)

  • The Mountains

    "We placed firmly embedded mountains on the earth, so it would not move under them, and We made therein [mountain] passes [as] roads that they might be guided."
    (Al Qur'an surah: 21. al Anbiya :ayah 31).

Earth And Others Living Things In Hadiths

Some hadiths that are saying about the important of taking care of our earth are, such as:

  • Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) visited Umm Mubashshir al-Ansariya at her orchard of date-palms and said to her: Who has planted these trees of dates-a Muslim or a non-Musim? She said: A Muslim, of course, whereupon he said: Never a Muslim plants, or cultivates a land, and it out of that men eat, or the animals eat, or anything else eats, but that becomes charity on his (planter's) behalf.
    (Sahih Muslim Book 010, Number 3765)

  • Jabir b. Abdullah (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) visited the orchard of Umm Ma'sud and said: Umm Ma'bad. he who has planted this tree, is he a Muslim or a non-Muslim? She said: Of course, he is a Muslim, whereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: No Muslim who plants (trees) and from their fruits the human beings or the beasts or birds eat, but that would be taken as an act of charity on the Day of Resurrection.
    (Sahih Muslim Book 010, Number 3767)

  • Anas reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying
    "Never does a Muslim plant trees or cultivate land and birds or a man or a beast eat out of them but that is a charity on his behalf."
    (Sahih Muslim Book 010, number 3769)

Those hadiths show that the important of taking care our earth by planting the trees as an act of charity.

Action For Earth

There are so many ways that we can teach to our children to take care our earth clean, such as:
  • Clean up event around the house or the school or the community.
  • Teach about environmental issues affecting ours.
  • Teach about the causes and effect of global warming.
  • Teach the important of clean water.
  • Make a poster about "Save the Earth".
  • Have fun learning about plants, soil, water, and more.
  • Explore and learn about rivers, lakes, and streams.
  • Teach about Reduse, reuse, and recycle.

Some of actions to reduce energy and reduce waste are:
  • In House
    • Turn off lights when you leave a room.
    • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps(CFLs).
    • Wash clothes with cold water. Consider using air to dry your clothes.
    • Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degree Farenheit and wrap it with an insulation blanket.

  • In Backyard
    • Plant a family garden. It's a fun way to learn what goes into growing produce, and the results are delicious.
    • Use a rake instead of leaf blower, it's great exercise and cuts down on pollution and energy consumption.
    • Use a push mower and leave grass clippings on your lawn to decompose and return organic nutrients to the soil.

  • In Your Trash
    • Recycle everything.
    • Purchase reusable and durable items rather than disposables.
    • Compost your leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps to reduce materials that go to a landfill.

  • In Your Car
    • Keep your vehicle maintained, including tire pressure, filter and oil changes.
    • Don't carry more items around in your car than you need. Extra weight reduces gas mileage and increases emissions.
    • Try to drive non peaks hours to avoid idling in heavy traffic.
      Idling hurts engines, wastes gas and generates unnecessary emissions.
    • Consider walking, biking, carpooling or using mass transit when you can.

Insha Allah by doing some of those actions above our child will be a leader who care about the environment. My students said that "We are the Green Generation".

Useful Links

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