The practice of Islamic environmental ethics: a case study of Harim and Hima

Marsuki, Mohd Zuhdi Bin (2009) The practice of Islamic environmental ethics: a case study of Harim and Hima. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

Environmental Ethics is considered as a discipline of knowledge rather than just an ethical perspective related to environmental issues. Since it is a relatively new discipline, however, most of its scholars are inclined to focus on the theoretical part, while the practical part only really came to the fore after the Brundtland Report in 1987. Therefore, one of the ways to understand the practical dimension of Environmental Ethics is by exploring the concept of Sustainable Development. In the context of this research, sustainable forestry has been chosen to illustrate in more detail the concept of Sustainable Development, which indirectly will represent the practical dimension of Environmental Ethics. The practice of sustainable forestry presents a good model for the contribution of religions in turning the theory of Environmental Ethics into practice. In this regard, the discourse on Islamic Environmental Ethics also needs to be extended by discussion of the practical dimension. As regards the concept of Sustainable Development, the practice of Harim and Himä has been chosen as a case study because of its great similarity to the practice of sustainable forestry. The analysis of the practice of Harim and Himä discloses two approaches to practising Islamic Environmental Ethics: the assimilation of substantive Shari'ah laws into environmental regulations and the application of Usul al-Fiqh to environmental policy and management. Therefore, the practice of Harim and Himä ratifies the potency of applying Islamic principles to contemporary environmental issues and provides a clear approach to turning the theory of Islamic Environmental Ethics into practice.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2019 15:01
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 01:02
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1090

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