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View Poll Results: Is Islam an eco-friendly religion?
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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It seems like Islam has been stuck on Inconsistencies of Islam for quite awhile. Last I looked, half a week of so. So, I thought I'd give something else to look at instead while you guys sort out whether or not the Quran is in fact inconsistent (I would agree that it is, but beside the point).

So, we read the sort of responsive reading today and it was Psalm 107, discussing how God blesses those who follow the proper path or whatever, but then it says:

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33 He turned rivers into a desert,
flowing springs into thirsty ground,
34 and fruitful land into a salt waste,
because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
We have a general outline of the lands lived in by Muslims for any length of time. Grey are areas that are already dry, red are areas at Very High risk for becoming deserts. (And yes, before you ask, North and South America as well as Australia do have some deserts but these lands aren't turning completely into desert wherever a specific religion are)



Could Islam do better in terms of agriculture, eco-friendly use of land? What do you think?
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:52 PM
 
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Psalm 107 is not part of the Qur'an. Still, read it carefully the past tense describing something that had already happened when it was written. And it wasn't designed for the righteous ones going to live in Sahara to make rivers flow in it.

As for Islam, there is nothing in it that stops people using the land for agriculture. I like doing gardening. It has been by main hobby almost all my life. The Qur'an talks about garden and flowing water in it. I often say to Muslims, "why don't you do gardening? If you have no interest in gardens, why do you want to a place that is described in the Qur'an as garden?"

The point you raise is a good one. Muslims should learn to grow more and improve their environment by creating more greenery.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:37 AM
 
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Keep in mind the majority of Muslims do not live in desert regions. Over 60 percent of the world's Muslims live in just 5 nations, those being Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, .none of which are desert regions.

I do agree with Kalif, we need to be more concerned with agriculture.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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Psalm 107 is not part of the Qur'an. Still, read it carefully the past tense describing something that had already happened when it was written. And it wasn't designed for the righteous ones going to live in Sahara to make rivers flow in it.

As for Islam, there is nothing in it that stops people using the land for agriculture. I like doing gardening. It has been by main hobby almost all my life. The Qur'an talks about garden and flowing water in it. I often say to Muslims, "why don't you do gardening? If you have no interest in gardens, why do you want to a place that is described in the Qur'an as garden?"

The point you raise is a good one. Muslims should learn to grow more and improve their environment by creating more greenery.
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Keep in mind the majority of Muslims do not live in desert regions. Over 60 percent of the world's Muslims live in just 5 nations, those being Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, .none of which are desert regions.

I do agree with Kalif, we need to be more concerned with agriculture.
Perhaps the industrialist countries can also reduce the production of greenhouse gases that could be a factor behind weather change and global warming?
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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Perhaps the industrialist countries can also reduce the production of greenhouse gases that could be a factor behind weather change and global warming?
Especially the increasing flooding of Bangladesh from the rising ocean
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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What does the RELIGION of Islam have to do with land conservation?
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What does the RELIGION of Islam have to do with land conservation?
All people, of every faith and non, who share this "Eden" should be good stewards.

Enlightened people know this.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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What does the RELIGION of Islam have to do with land conservation?
It depends on what you mean by "land conservation".
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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All people, of every faith and non, who share this "Eden" should be good stewards.

Enlightened people know this.
That means all human beings, regardless of whether Muslims or not Muslims.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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It seems like Islam has been stuck on Inconsistencies of Islam for quite awhile. Last I looked, half a week of so. So, I thought I'd give something else to look at instead while you guys sort out whether or not the Quran is in fact inconsistent (I would agree that it is, but beside the point).

So, we read the sort of responsive reading today and it was Psalm 107, discussing how God blesses those who follow the proper path or whatever, but then it says:



We have a general outline of the lands lived in by Muslims for any length of time. Grey are areas that are already dry, red are areas at Very High risk for becoming deserts. (And yes, before you ask, North and South America as well as Australia do have some deserts but these lands aren't turning completely into desert wherever a specific religion are)



Could Islam do better in terms of agriculture, eco-friendly use of land? What do you think?
Well, looks like it will not differentiate between whether the land is Muslim or Christian or Jew or Hindu or Buddhist or Atheist. We are all in it.

Can you send a message to Hawkins and ask him to reconsider the prediction, in the light of your Psalm 107?

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We have less than 600 years until Earth becomes a sizzling fireball: Stephen Hawking

https://www.yahoo.com/news/stephen-h...030025333.html
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