Seeking Goodness of Nature

“It is Allah who made for you the earth a place of settlement and the sky a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms and provided you with good things. That is Allah, your Lord; then blessed is Allah, Lord of the worlds” (Surat Ghafir 40:64).

Many fail to give nature the respect it deserves; a consequence of a great loss of morality during a time when people fail to respect their fellow humans, let alone trees, animals and plants.

We should hold onto Islam’s teachings of respecting nature, as Allah created each and every aspect of this earth. Who are we, as mere creations, to view the rest of the earth as nothing of importance?

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Appreciating nature as a sign of God’s creation brings us closer to Him. The structure of mountains, the growth of trees, the changes of seasons, the singing of birds at sunrise: this is nature’s beauty.

Nature reminds us of Allah and His many mercies, awakening our souls and feeding our spirits. Accordingly, we should ensure that we do our part to maintain it.

The plants grow from the rain that the clouds drop. Oceans provide the water that forms parts of the clouds. Plants provide food and shelter to animals and humans. Humans breathe the oxygen released by green plants and trees.

The cycle of nature is an intricate design fulfilling many overlapping needs. We can’t live without these natural processes, even with all the world’s technology. You cannot beat nature.

Nature affects our health, both physically and psychologically. While a person who is suffering from a mental health problem should always seek appropriate medical help, the natural outdoors can play a role in overcoming some struggles.

Simply taking a walk outdoors can have a beneficial impact on your physical health. It also allows your mind to rest, refocus and recuperate.

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