Prince Charles calls for following Islamic principles for protecting the environment

الجمعة 1431/6/28 هـ الموافق 2010/06/11 م واس
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London, June 10, 2010, SPA -- In the presence of Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom and Prince Turki Al-Faisal, President of King Faisal for Studies and Research, Prince Charles of Wales, the Heir Apparent of Great Britain, today called on the entire world, during a lecture in Oxford, to follow Islamic principles for the protection of environment and stoppage of harm.
During the lecture which he delivered last night at Sheldon Ian Hall under the theme "Islam and Environment", Prince Charles focused on the importance of taking steps to stop the harm which will hurt humans due to lack of protection of environment before time is over.
Prince Charles, who heads the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, said focus on the protection of environment is shared by all grand religions of the world.
He said the holy Quran never draw a line between human beings and nature, noting that the Islamic world accommodates the most great accumulated treasuries of wisdom and knowledge available for humanity.
Giving samples of Islamic world's treatment to environmental problems, he cited irrigation network in Andalusia and protected areas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to preserve wild life.
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02:50 LOCAL TIME 23:50 GMT