Thursday, June 10, 2010

Follow the Islamic way to save the world

Prince Charles urges environmentalists


By REBECCA ENGLISH
Last updated at 1:46 AM on 10th June 2010


Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic 'spiritual principles' in order to protect the environment.

In an hour-long speech, the heir to the throne argued that man's destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all religions - but particularly those of Islam.


He said the current 'division' between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment - which goes against the grain of 'sacred traditions'.

Charles, who is a practising Christian and will become the head of the Church of England when he succeeds to the throne, spoke in depth about his own study of the Koran which, he said, tells its followers that there is 'no separation between man and nature' and says we must always live within our environment's limits.

The prince was speaking to an audience of scholars at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies - which attempts to encourage a better understanding of the culture and civilisation of the religion.

His speech, merging religion with his other favourite subject, the environment, marked the 25th anniversary of the organisation, of which he is patron.

He added: 'The inconvenient truth is that we share this planet with the rest of creation for a very good reason - and that is, we cannot exist on our own without the intricately balanced web of life around us.

'Islam has always taught this and to ignore that lesson is to default on our contract with creation.'

Some Comments :

Must be the medication he's on for his chest Infection.
- Me, Here.England., 09/6/2010 18:29

we must try something cause nae anything has worked so far, laddies and lassies
- C Anderson, fife Scotland, 09/6/2010 18:29

Prince Charles is right. Britain shiould become more like Iraq and Afghanistan, Morrocco, Yemen and the Sudan. The environment is a real priority in those countries.
- Lawrence, Devon, UK, 09/6/2010 18:29

Is this man for real? Please just let him live in the real world
- MARGARET ADAMS, SIDCUP, 09/6/2010 18:29

He was talking to the people of "Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies" to follow THEIR faith, not talking to the world as a whole. He was not saying everyone should change to Islam in order to save the environment.
- Scott Kirk, Mauritius, 09/6/2010 18:29

Get rid of the Royal family now before there idea's go to far.
- Robert, Leicestershire, 09/6/2010 18:27

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