To use independent research, media clips, picture clues and quotes from the Qur’an to understand Muslim teachings on the environment. Grade C All will be able to find questions to answers relating to Islam and the environment and list some ways Muslims can put their beliefs about the environment into practice. Grade B Most will be able to explain the significance of the Ummah in looking after the environment and examine quotes from the Qur’an relating to the environment. Grade A/A* Some will be able to express an opinion on the link between environmental issues and poverty. • Every year half a million people in the world are poisoned by pesticides. • 10,000 people a year die in the UK as a result of air pollution. • Every person in the UK throws away four times their own body weight in rubbish per year. • Each person in the UK uses about 2 trees worth of paper every year. It’s actually 6! Look at the list of ANSWERS you have been given... Using the information sheets (booklet p3) come up with possible QUESTIONS (booklet p4) Now use the question sheet to check your answers any fill in any gaps. Use the questions below to check your work and fill in any gaps... MATCH THE QUESTIONS TO THE CORRECT ANSWERS. What does the Qur’an, Shari’ah Law (Islamic law) and the Ummah (Muslim community) teach about the environment? Who will NOT get into Paradise (Heaven)? What does it mean to be a KHALIFAH? How do Muslims view their responsibility of looking after the environment? What role has Allah given to mankind? What will happen on the DAY OF JUDGEMENT? How do Muslims view looking after the planet? Grade C All will be able to find questions to answers relating to Islam and the environment. 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Are these any different to what a NON-RELIGIOUS person would do? Grade C All will be able to describe some ways Muslims can put their beliefs about the environment into practice. Think about a group/community you belong to... What makes you part of this community? ALL Muslims are part of the UMMAH (the Muslim brotherhood). The UMMAH unites Muslims from all over the world as ONE community. This community not only includes Muslims in today's society but all Muslims in the past and future Muslims too! What are the POSITIVES of being part of a community? THINK- PAIR – SHARE How might the Muslim idea of the UMMAH help tackle environmental problems throughout the world? USE THE PICTURE CLUES TO HELP YOU... o All of the Ummah have the same goals so they can work together to achieve them. o The Ummah can join together becoming more powerful – therefore things are more likely to get done. o Part of the Ummah is future generations so Muslims will want to protect the environment and its resources for them. o In being part of the Ummah Muslims will want to share the earths resources equally. Grade B Most will be able to explain the significance of the Ummah in looking after the environment. Remember QUOTES and religious STORIES make FAB exam examples Try to remember the QUOTE and be able explain its meaning. Don't re-tell a whole STORY but be able to link it to the question and explain its meaning. Muhammad and water When the prophet and his companion were once on a long hard journey, they stopped by a clear stream. It was a hot day and Muhammad's companions immediately went into the water and let it freely splash over them. When they looked up the prophet had taken a small bowl from his carrier and had scooped a small amount to wash in. Amazed the companions asked why. ‘Who gave us these good gifts but Allah and he gave enough for all but we should only take what we need and not waste any part’. What point is Muhammad making here? What lesson can Muslims learn from this? How could they put this teaching into practice? Islamic Relief ensuresallthat, providing Islamic Relief states...’we have while a responsibility to Some Muslims join and for volunteer for maintain the balance of the earth, especially disruption short-and long-term relief thoseaswho are between the balance is causing widespread suffering organisations that work for the environment. suffering, they do so in an environmentally amongst the worlds poorest people.’ Organisations such ISLAMIC RELIEF safeasway. recognise the link between and What do you think is meant by thispoverty statement? Do you environmental agree with this approach? Do you agree?care. Why might some people disagree with you? Grade A/A* Some will be able to express an opinion on the link between environmental issues and poverty. Sum up today’s lesson in 30 WORDS or less.