Quranic model of human attitude to nature: synergy of religion, aesthetics and ecology
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Islam, nature, Allah, religion, ecology, global problems, globalization, future, poetry

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Lazorevych, I. (2021). Quranic model of human attitude to nature: synergy of religion, aesthetics and ecology. Multiversum. Philosophical Almanac, 1(1), 111-126. https://doi.org/10.35423/2078-8142.2021.1.1.08


Today there are changes in all spheres of human life. And if certain phenomena are seen as positive changes, the situation is becoming increasingly worrying in environmental issues. Scientists are trying to answer questions that can save nature. and what steps humanity can take to preserve it. The article analyzes the current markers of the ecological culture of the Muslim world in terms of its Qur'anic sources and practical implementation in the social life of Islamic communities. The author explains some of semantic accents highlighted in the Qur'an, related to the awareness of the sacred sources of nature and the duty of reverence for it. The poeticization of the nature in the Qur'an is also taken into account. Noting the environmental risks and problems caused by large-scale technologicalization and globalization, the researcher presents the possibility of religious scholars to provide worldviews and values to understand risks and problems and join the search for ways to solve them on the example of Islam. In particular, the internal aestheticization of the religious worldview can be a factor in the ecological balance of attitudes towards the world. As part of the investigation, the researcher gives real examples of the interaction of religious and environmental teachings in practice: religious organizations, blogs, social media that present the religious and environmental Muslim ideas. After all, unlike other religious teachings, Islam not only appeal for respect for nature, Islam sacralizes it and gives the world its own, traditional meanings. In that way the author wants to give clear answers about how to overcome the environmental crisis without the most painful losses and how religion can help as well as the possibility of interpreting this tandem in art. The study is on the interdisciplinary frontier of religious studies, ethics, global studies, social philosophy.

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