Islamic Philosophy on Behaviour-Based Environmental Attitude

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Mohd Nor Mamat
Siti Fatahiyah Mahamood


This paper concludes philosophical elements regarding conceptual theory, and the significance of human attitude towards the environment. In a sustainable life, environmental management becomes the most crucial area to be concerned. There are many campaigns, courses and even legal enforcement to ensure the success of educating wise attitudes towards the environment. This could be more effective and will create eternal effects if the understanding of environmental attitudes would be based on religious teachings and philosophy. Not only for Muslims, these theoretical principles were described by the Holy Book, supported by the Prophet's tradition which could also be practised by all mankind. The Great Sustainer is the best provider of guidelines for interacting with all entities in our environment. In addition, they are closely related to the concept of rewards, directly or delayed. This paper highlighted a conceptual framework to be understood, in order to guide the do's and don'ts, good or bad habits and positive or negative behavior towards environmental entities, including metaphysical entities. The most important point is, this philosophy would be a platform towards designing approaches, strategies or activities towards inculcating good behavior towards the environment.

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Mamat, M.N. and Mahamood, S.F. 2017. Islamic Philosophy on Behaviour-Based Environmental Attitude. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies. 2, 2 (Jan. 2017), 81–91. DOI:


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