MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA — Chairman of Muhammadiyah Syafiq Mughni stated that Islam teaches to balance our relationship with Allah, other people, and nature (hablu min Allah, hamblumin al-nas, hablu min al-bi’ah).
“Only did few ulema and scholars explore Islamic approaches to the idea. I often say that Prophet Muhammad’s concerned about nonhumans such as animals,” told Syafiq in a national meeting and gathering conducted by the Muhammadiyah Council for Environment (MLH) on Saturday (5/6).
It becomes a challenge for the MLH to formulate a concept of hablu min al-bi’ah or loving environment. For one reason, the theocentric (hablu min Allah) and anthropocentric (hamblumin al-nas) view cannot prevent environmental damage. According Syafiq, rahmatan lil ‘alamin can be a basis for arranging the framework of hablu min al-bi’ah.
“The essence of hablu min al-bi’ah is how our religious understanding should be expanded to how we care about our environment. If we don’t focus on it and make it one of the ideologies of Muhammadiyah, this movement may lose an issue relevant to modern culture,” conveyed Syafiq.
He wished the MLH will always promote the significance of holistic approaches to Islamic teachings. If we succeed in implementing the idea of hablu min al-bi’ah, it will become the most actual and relevant tajdid of Muhammadiyah to this development of this era.