International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Islamic Educational Approach to Environment Protection: A Strategic Approach for Secure and Peaceful World
Dr Mumtaz Akhter, Tanveer Iqbal, Mubashra Khalid

In 1994, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the concept of human security in which the main emphasis was laid on employment, income, health and environmental security. The concept of human security is, in fact, an offshoot of UNDP’s earlier concept of human development. This paper is an effort to explore further the concept of human security in relation to environmental protection, human development and the Islamic educational approach. Due to its limited scope, the paper focuses on the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a case study. It presents a brief analytical overview of environmental degradation in the country. Although, the daily lives of the people of this country reflect a predominant role of Islam, and there are thousands of secular and religious educational institutions, but do these institutions play a role in resolving environmental problems? The paper attempts to explore how the religion can be an
important factor in tackling these issues.

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