Conservation of Resources and Islam

Our dwindling resources:

Chaos appears in the land and the sea because of the evil deeds which people’s hands have earned, in order to make them taste the flavor of some of their misdeeds – in order that they may come back

-Surah Ruum [30:41]

As Pakis we can feel acutely, the pain of dwindling resources such as electricity, water and even gas, which we had arrogantly thought up till the dawn of the new millennium, would never finish. Sigh! Us Pakis and our never-ending optimism…  

Allah says in the Qur’an:

كلوا واشربوا ولاتسرفوا (Eat and drink but waste not) [7: 31]

Continued: ” Allah does not love the squanderers.” 7:31

It is related that the Prophet passed by his companion Sa’d, who was washing for prayer, and said:

“What is this wastage, O Sa’ d?”

“Is there wastage even in washing for prayer?”  asked Sa’ d;

and he said, “Yes, even if you are by a flowing river!”- Ibn- Majah

Hence wastage, of every sort is prohibited. O that more Pakis knew this ;p”

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