Lesson 5 – Islam and the environment

Report
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.
Using
the
information
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Grade B
Most will be
able to
examine quotes
from the
Qur’an relating
to the
environment.
Make a list of all the things Muslims can do to
put their beliefs and teachings about the
environment into practice...
• Do not damage, destroy or
abuse the natural
environment
• Help conserve natural
resources
• Protect all life forms
• Avoid greedy use of
resources
• Educate others on how to
look after the environment
• Recycle
• Support environmental
charities and organisations
• Distribute the earth
resources more equally.
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
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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
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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.

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