Environmental Protection in Quran

August 28, 2006

Did anyone of you know that in Quran Allah “Warns” people who pollute the environment? I was browsing through Quran for some references and stumbled upon the following verse which defiantly talks about “environmental protection“. People who say that the Quran isn’t complete have not a “slightest clue” about Allah’s message. They ACCUSE Allah of being not knower of many “things” and not providing the “complete” QURAN – Nauzubillah, thats why they go after other men written books !!!

Check it out:

[30:41] “Rampant corruption and disorder have appeared in the land and in the sea because of what people keep doing. He will let them taste some of their doings, so that they might return to the Right Path.”

How many people do you think know about the above verse and how many you KNOW are abide by it? There are those industrialists who pay heaps of ZAKATS, go to HAJJ and do everything else, but everyday their factories pollute fresh water, spread un-thinkable diseases and kill many innocents which they don’t even know (or don’t care).

As industry has expanded, factories have emitted more and more toxic effluents into the air. Also, as in other developing countries, the number of vehicles in Pakistan has swelled in recent years–from 680,000 in 1980 to 5 million in 2003. The 1992 National Conservation Strategy Report claims that the average Pakistani vehicle emits 25 times as much carbon dioxide as the average U.S. vehicle, as well as 20 times as many hydrocarbons and more than 3.5 times as many nitrous oxides in grams per kilometer.” From http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/pakenv.html

Industrial wastewater contains toxic chemicals. It is alarming that most industries have been started without proper planning and waste treatment plants. They just dispose of untreated toxic waste into nearby drains, canals or rivers. Lahore, Faisalabad, Karachi, Sialkot contribute major pollution loads into their water bodies. According to an EPD source, 9000 million gallons of wastewater having 20,000 tons of BOD5 loading are daily discharged into water bodies from the industrial sector. [Proceedings of International Symposium by CEWR in 1993, Paper by M.A. Saleemi]. Automobile service stations are another major contributor to surface water pollution. Untreated oil, grease and dirt find its way into nearby canals and rivers where it damages the ecosystem.” From http://www.wwfpak.org/factsheets_wps.php

Does anyone care??? I would love to do something about it but don’t know how !!!! 😦

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