Environmental Purity and Cleanliness: An Islamic Perspective
This paper will attempt to investigate those rules and principles which have directed the manners of the upkeep and the preservation of the environment quality and hygiene by Muslims. The Glorious Qur'an, the Prophet's traditions (Sunna), old practices and legislations adopted by Muslims will represent the major sources for such an investigation. It was found that the Islamic jurisprudence had recognized the importance of purity, cleanliness, and hygiene of the environment and its various elements. It had established rules for the protection of "public health" from pollutants long before other cultures. This paper illustrates the great detail in which those rulings were put as they relate to water, earth, foods, drinks, and types of pollutants.
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