Spread Quranic Garden concept, says Qibla Ayaz
Global warming is linked with extreme weather. The earth’s rising temperatures are fueling longer and hotter heatwaves, more frequent drought, heavier rainfall, and more powerful hurricanes. Now, these erratic weather events are posing a challenge for all countries in the globe, including Pakistan and if something is not done, they could wreak havoc in the future. However, the Council of Islamic Ideology and the University of Peshawar have launched a campaign to highlight and educate people about climate change in mosques and sermons or khutbas. This campaign will highlight the importance of trees, educate people about climate change in light of the Holy Quran and Sunnah and introduce the Quranic concept of a garden. "Certainly weather has changed as the intensity of hot and cold is increasing gradually during the seasons. Glaciers are melting, floods, land sliding and droughts are the main problems that might turn into disasters in coming years which indicates an alarming situation," said Qibla Ayaz, the chairman of CII, while talking on Naya Din. He said the council has decided to run an awareness campaign in masjids and madrassas through Islamic ideology so it can help and educate people. The chairman stated that a big Quranic Garden was established at Jamia Usmania on the border of Peshawar and Nowshera and they aim to make more Quranic Gardens in other madrassas as well. In this garden, trees mentioned in the Quran are planted. He said every masjid and madrassa where vacant places are available can be turned into Quranic Gardens. He said the Mehrab members can play a key role they should read and recite those hadiths and verses on the protection of trees and water.