Explanation of Ethics – Ethic of Sustainable Environment: Physical, Social and Cultural

What are ethics?

Earlier: Explanation of Ethics – Ethic of Sound Mind

Ethic of Sustainable Environment: Physical, Social and Cultural

Taking care of our environment is a duty we have all been entrusted with. We have been given the responsibility to look after our resources for the benefit of all living beings. If we waste what we have been given, we are taking away from the generations to come. If we obtain wealth, whether it be material, intellectual, spiritual or cultural, we must not squander or withhold that wealth. Each generation is ethically bound to leave behind a wholesome, sustainable, social and physical environment.

AKDN An Ethical Framework (IIS London)

“Islam does not deal in dichotomies but in all encompassing unity. Spirit and body are one, man and nature are one. What is more, man is answerable to God for what man has created. Since all that we see and do resonates on the faith, the aesthetics of the environment we build and the quality of the interactions that take place within them reverberate on our spiritual lives.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Inauguration of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Houston, June 23, 2002

“Syria boasts numerous examples of individuals and rulers responding to another precept of the Quran: the injunction that mankind holds Allah’s creation of the world in trust, with duty to leave the physical environment better than they found it.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Aleppo, Syria November 6, 2001

Next: Explanation of Ethics – Ethic of Governance

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