According to Kristiane Backer, an eco-Muslimah and writer, nature is God’s creation and a sacred space so respecting it is akin to charity – it is a way of remembering God. There are hundreds of verses in the Qur’an that speak about the earth, nature, and its resources which tells us that the earth is a trust and that we are its stewards which is a role that we must fulfill responsibly. We appreciate everyone’s extra effort to be practitioners of green Islam.
The Prophet Muhammad was sent as a mercy to all creation, including animals and plants. He had a very close relationship with nature. He taught us to observe the elements, to marvel and draw teachings from the nature around us. And he emphasized that we must be careful in using its resources, not to waste water even if standing next to a running stream and if the last hour comes and we have a sapling in our hand that we should plant it.