Environmental Psychology and Its Component: An Intra-Faith Conceptual Analysis

  • Sana Irshad Aligarh Muslim University
Keywords: Environment Psychology, Islam, Prophet (PBUH), Quran Verses


The main focus of the present article is to conceptualise the Environmental Psychology and its components in Islamic jurisprudence. The intra-faith based study give emphasis especially on the Holiest Quran and Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) sayings to deals with it in order to facilitate the realization of Islamic lifestyle towards the Environment. There is a close relationship between human soul and the environment -the place where an individual understands the purpose of their lives why Allah Ta’ala brought them on earth. According to Islamic jurisprudence each individual is the protector of the nature and it has their own duty to respect and care of it. Any form of pollution or aggression towards the environment is considered as a major sin and strictly forbidden in Islamic law. The teaching of Islam enlightens that human beings have been given the duty of guardianship as an obligation over the natural environment. Environmental loss affects every person and every living organism in certain way. Thus, the intra-faith (Islamic) based practice called Islamic environmentalism applies in this study. Therefore, the qualitative study presents an everyday behaviour pattern of individuals to understand environmental psychology and its interaction in Islamic thoughts. Consequently, Islam is not only confined in how to protect the environment but also providing ways on how to conserve or sustain its resources.


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