This issue of ICR is presented in line with its usual format, in five sections: articles, viewpoints, events and significant developments, and book reviews. The article section features six essays:
“Environmental Care in Islam: A Quranic Perspective” by myself addresses the human-earth relationship from an Islamic perspective. In it I argue that
- self-seeking individuals and institutions should be made responsible to repair the environmental damage they cause, and that
- Muslims have much to contribute to the evolving environmental discourse, yet they need to articulate their resources, engage and develop the language of persuasion both within their countries and internationally.
“Abuse Nature and Face the Consequences: Climate Change from an Islamic Perspective” is an article by Rafiu Ibrahim Adebayo, who is a lecturer in the Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, Nigeria