Harmony with Nature: Islamic Education's Role in Cultivating Environmental Ethics and Sustainability

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Farrukh Kamran
Dr Ayesha Afzal
Dr Shahid Rafiq


This research paper embarks on an exploration of the integration of environmental ethics into Islamic education curricula and its impact on students' environmental awareness and attitudes within the Pakistani context. Employing a qualitative research paradigm grounded in interpretivism, the study conducts semi-structured interviews with teachers and students in the Islamic Studies departments of public and private sector universities located in Lahore, Pakistan. The purposeful sampling technique is employed to ensure diverse representation, with data collection continuing until thematic saturation is achieved. Thematic analysis is then applied to the interview data, allowing for the identification of recurring themes and patterns regarding the integration of environmental ethics into Islamic education, its influence on students, and the challenges and opportunities encountered. The study's findings offer valuable insights into the harmony between faith, education, and environmental stewardship, guiding recommendations for enhancing environmental education within the Islamic context in Pakistan, encompassing curriculum enhancement, resource allocation, cultural engagement, policy support, teacher training, community involvement, holistic education, research, and interfaith dialogue.

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Kamran, F., Afzal, D. A., & Rafiq, D. S. (2023). Harmony with Nature: Islamic Education’s Role in Cultivating Environmental Ethics and Sustainability. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 3(4), 58-71. Retrieved from http://ijhs.com.pk/index.php/IJHS/article/view/264