The problem of environmental pollution in the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

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In the era of globalization is growing not only an economic relationship between countries, but also the problems are becoming common. One of the most pressing and urgent problems facing mankind - environment: pollution of the oceans, increased background radiation, the disappearance of entire species of animals and birds... How many have already said, but alas, how little is accomplished. Every day, our planet is polluted by waste and emissions. Humanity is rapidly going to self-destruct... 

In the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reflected postulates that help keep this beautiful world created by Allah Almighty in harmony. They are surprisingly simple, but in them lies an endless wisdom: should fight for, not against! For the purity of water, air, land, and for the preservation of animals and birds, for the restoration of the natural resources! For example, the messanger of the Creater  commanded to plant a tree, even if in this moment will come the Day of judgment: "If the Hour (Day of Judgment), and in the hand of one of you will be the sprout then if he can, let he bed out it". This hadith shows that mankind never for a moment should not forget that one of the most important tasks facing us, - careful attitude to the creations of Allah, for the Day of Resurrection everyone will be responsible for his every act.

Moreover, even for the slightest our contribution to the preservation of nature, God promises a great reward! On this occasion, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "If a Muslim plants a tree or sows something, and then a bird, or a person, or an animal eats (something from sown or planted them), it will certainly be counted him as sadaqah".

If in the past hunting was a way of production of meal, but now it has become a kind of entertainment. On this occasion, the Prophet's hadith Мухамада (peace be upon him) states: "Who just killed the Sparrow, in the Day of judgment will have to answer in front of Allah!" The companions asked: "what can I do with him?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: "Kill, only to eat, and not simply to cut off the head, and then throw it away (that is, kill for fun)".

On the contrary, we must make all efforts to save each kind of animals, birds, insects. After all, this creation of Allah and it was created for a reason, each has its purpose. If one species disappears, this violates the food chain, that due leads to an imbalance in nature. The messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) told the following: "In ancient times a Wayfarer much wanted to drink. He found a well, climbed down, drank water, and went out. Suddenly he sees a dog with tongue out. Thirst tormented the dog so that it licked wet clay. The traveler said to himself "This dog, as I badly wants a drink". Thinking about it, he went down into the well, filled his shoe with water, and holding in the teeth of shoe with water, went upstairs, and watered the dog. Allah liked tha act of the traveler, He was pleased with him and forgive all his sins". Also the Prophet (peace be upon him) brought this story: "One woman closed a cat in the room, causing the poor animal died. During this cruel deed woman got into Hell, where she suffered a punishment. For closing the cat and not giving her anything edible and even the possibility to look for food herself, she exposed animal agonizing death.

The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) always said about the necessity of careful attitude to natural resources and protected the people from excess. 

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) he repaired his shoes and preferred to restore what he has, rather than attempting to new things unnecessarily. Now the consumer society lives exactly opposite scenario! Islam encourages Muslims to keep in order all around. Even when on the road is something that prevents people to walk, you must remove it. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "If you eliminate the thing that cause people, there is a charity (sadaqa)". If you think about it, people in his life can not create even a semblance of what has been created by Allah. So save our cradle and we will be granted Paradise, Amen!

Gulshahida Hakimova

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