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By Osman Bakar, Islamic Book Trust, paperback, 114 pages
This new (second) edition of the book introduces readers to Islam’s exceptionally rich legacy of ecological and environmental wisdom preserved in its revealed scripture, the Qur’an, and in the pages of its scientific and technological history. Although the author puts special emphasis on the spiritual dimension of this wisdom, he has not failed to discuss other dimensions of this wisdom, particularly the scientific and the economic. Moreover, he argues for a holistic approach to contemporary environmental and ecological problems that would give due recognition to the importance of a spiritual vision of nature. For the sake of the ecological health of the planet earth, the book invites Muslims to share Islam’s environmental and
ecological wisdom with the rest of humanity, particularly through dialogue
About the author:
Osman Bakar, a doctorate in Islamic philosophy is currently Holder of Al-Ghazali Chair of Epistemology and Civilizational Studies and Renewal at ISTAC-IIUM and Emeritus Professor in Philosophy of Science at University of Malaya.
He was also formerly Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
Dr Osman is author and editor of 41 books and numerous articles on various aspects of Islamic thought and civilisation. His most well-known book is "Classification of
Knowledge in Islam" (1992). His latest work (ed.) is "Colonialism
in the Malay Archipelago: Civilisational Encounters" (2020).
He has been named among the 500 most influential Muslims in the
world since 2009.
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