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What is Islam's view of the environment and the importance of protecting it?

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There are hundreds of verses throughout the Qur'an that describe the wonders of creation and nature and call upon humankind to reflect on them as signs of God. Humans are described as stewards over this earth (as is the case in Jewish and Christian scripture), entrusted with its oversight. There are also numerous Qur'anic as well as prophetic injunctions to avoid waste, excess and harming other forms of creation.

There is even a prophetic saying that forbids wasting water, even when washing in a river. Living a balanced lifestyle is an important Islamic principal that is mentioned in reference to all aspects of life, including the earth and all of creation.

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