CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABILITY IN THE HOLY QURAN: AN ANALYSIS
In this article we will discuss the concept of “Sustainability”, in Quranic perspective, as this specific term is originated from the movement, which was originated in the last quarter of twentieth century, and which is talking about the efficient use of both natural and human resources. On the other hand, Islam has given a comprehensive concept of “Sustainability” which envelopes every sphere of life including economic, social an environmental dimension. Islam teaches us the responsible use of resources as these resources are a valuable gift from Allah for both present and upcoming generations. The Islamic concept of “Sustainability” bears the holistic meaning of empathy and charity (compulsory and optional both) for others. Islam recommends the simple lifestyle and nominal consumptions.
The holy Quran strongly supported the concept of “Sustainable Development” which provides a concrete base for the adaptation and implementation of the said concept, in both individual and collective capacities. The purpose of this article is to define “Islamic Sustainable development” and to articulate its tools, logics and to reach out the authentic guidelines for future plantings.
In this study, we will discuss in detail:
1- The analysis of Concept of Sustainability, in the light of Quranic injunctions.
2- The new approaches and implementation strategies for future in all countries.