Islam and Environmental Issues in Pakistan

  • Abdul Waheed PhD Scholar, Department of Pakistan Studies, Abbottabad University of Science and TechnologyAbbottabad, KP
  • Dr. Adil Khan Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP
  • Ejaz Khan Visiting Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP
Keywords: Islam, Environment, Quran, Pollution, Pakistan


In the modern world environmental issues is regarded as one of the red-hot problems for human being. Environmental issues of Pakistan are connected mostly with an excessive economic and social growth in current eras. In recent times devastation of the environment has deteriorated because of the unrestrained misuse of natural resources by human beings in order to make revenues. The natural resources like water, air, land, plants etc. are for the God’s creatures. This is why, Allah has not given control of all these to man but He spread them at liberty in the earth so that every individual could get profits from them with their capacity. So, for every Muslim, environmental protection is a religious responsibility. Moreover, with the support of world organizations and different régimes, we are trying to get rid of this problem. But if the people from every field of life of Pakistan do not become aware about the protection of such type of degradation, apparently these will not have any outcome. Islam, one of the major religions of the world which have, as followers, one fifth of world population, can play a significant role in this respect. Its moral teachings and rules-regulation encourage individuals on these matters so that we could implement our policies to guard the environment and make our earth appropriate for the future generations. This article is an effort to explain the environmental issues with Islamic view pointed fortification in the light of Quranic verses and Islamic narrations.