Green Scripture Project

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Background

The Islamic tradition, like many other faiths, is rich with wisdom about our relationship with the environment. The Qur’an calls upon humans to reflect upon the miracle of creation, build our inner and outer selves through nature, witness the sacredness of the natural world, and maintain the balance that has been set, and so much more. Some have estimated that as many as 750 verses in the Quran are related to nature. Many more volumes on this topic have been conveyed through the sayings of the Prophets and spiritual sages across history.

The purpose of the Green Scripture Project is to capture, organize and encourage reflection upon scripture and wisdom from the Islamic tradition related to the environment.

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Explanation of select columns:
  • Source: The type of text that is being referenced. It includes revelation, prophetic sayings/hadith, scholarly work, and aphorisms/proverbs.
  • Aspect of Nature: The aspect of nature or community that the reading describes.
  • Principle: The principle or concept the reading emphasizes.The options that are available were selected from Camille Helminski’s The Book of Nature, published by the Book Foundation.

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    On God re-inheriting the earth

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    April 17, 2013
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    by Sameer SIddiqi

    In the 19th chapter of the Qur’an, God says, “It is We who will inherit the earth and all who are on it: they will all be returned to Us.”

    It’s not uncommon for friends of ours to ask us to water their plants or keep an eye on their car while they’re traveling. It’s not uncommon to be extremely cautious and sensitive to even the smallest scratch or over/under-watering. When you apply that scenario to the verse above, in which God is saying  that the earth is – temporarily – in our care, can we truly say that we conduct ourselves in the same way? Are we as hyper-sensitive about taking care of the earth as we are about taking care of something entrusted to us by a friend?

Source Type
Title
Chapter
Verse
Reading
Aspect of Nature
Principle
Revelation Qur'an 3 There truly are signs in the creation of the heavens and earth, and in the alternation of night and day, for those with understanding, who remember God standing, sitting, and lying down, who reflect on the creation of the heavens and earth: ‘Our Lord! You have not created all this without purpose- You are far above that!- so protect us from the torment of the Fire. Air/Sky, Heavens Unity, Communication
Revelation Qur'an 25 63 The servants of the Lord of Mercy are those who walk lightly on the earth, and who, when the foolish address them, reply, ‘Peace’ Earth Humility
Revelation Qur'an 88 17 Do they not see how the camel is formed? Animals Beauty or Awe, Adaptability
Revelation Qur'an 24 41 [Prophet], do you not see that all those who are in the heavens and earth praise God, as do the birds with wings outstretched? Each knows its [own way] of prayer and glorification: God has full knowledge of what they do. Animals, Plants Unity, Communication
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Riyad as-Salihin 8 967 Al-Barqani added: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) entered an orchard belonging to an Ansari and saw there a camel. When it saw him, it began to groan and its eyes shed tears. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) approached it and patted it on the hump and the base of its head until it quieted down. Then he (pbuh) asked, "Who is the owner of this camel? To whom does it belong?" An Ansari youth stepped forward and said: "It is mine O Messenger of Allah!" He said, "Do you not fear Allah in respect of this beast which Allah has placed in your possession? This camel is complaining to me that you starve it and put it to toil." Animals Interdependence, Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Riyad as-Salihin 8 968 Anas reported: When we encamped, we would not offer (voluntary) prayers until we had unsaddled our beasts. Animals Interdependence, Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 41 53 We shall show them Our signs in every region of the earth and in themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that your Lord witnesses everything? Earth, Humanity Communication
Revelation Qur'an 84 I swear by the glow of sunset, by the night and what it covers, by the full moon, you will progress from stage to stage. Heavens Beauty or Awe, Communication
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Sahih Muslim 10 3769 Anas reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying Never does a Muslim plant trees or cultivate land and birds or a man or a beast eat out of them but that is a charity on his behalf. Animals, Plants Interdependence, Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Ahmad 0 the Prophet passed one day by Sa`d ibn Abi Waqas (May Allah be pleased with him) while he was performing wudu' (ritual cleaning of body parts in preparation for prayer). The prophet asked Sa`d, "What is this wastage?" Sa`d replied "Is there wastage in wudu also?" The Prophet said, "Yes, even if you are at a flowing river." Sea/Water Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith An-Nasa'i 0 The Prophet said, "Whoever kills a sparrow or anything bigger than that without a just cause, Allah will hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment." The listeners asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what is a just cause?" He replied, "That he will kill it to eat, not simply to chop off its head and then throw it away." Animals Humility, Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Al Adab Al Mufrad 20 11 Abdullah reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, stopped in a place and then someone took a bird's eggs and the bird began to beat its wings around the head of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He asked, "Which of you has taken its eggs?" A man said, "Messenger of Allah, I have taken its eggs." The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Return them out off mercy to the bird." Animals Humility, Respect
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Imam Nawawi's 40 0 0 "…So the Almighty has said: "O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Tayyibaat [all kinds of Halaal (legal) foods], and perform righteous deeds." and the Almighty has said: "O you who believe! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you." Then he mentioned [the case] of a man who, having journeyed far, is disheveled and dusty, and who spreads out his hands to the sky saying "O Lord! O Lord!", while his food is Haraam (unlawful), his drink is Haraam, his clothing is Haraam, and he has been nourished with Haraam, so how can [his supplication] be answered ?! Animals, Plants Interdependence, Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Riyad as-Salihin 19 29 Regarding resurrection: "Then Allah will send down water from the sky and people will grow like green vegetables." Plants Transformation and Rejuvenation
Revelation Qur'an 19 40 It is We who will inherit the earth and all who are on it: they will all be returned to Us. Earth Stewardship
Aphorism or Proverb al-Muwatta 49 31 Abu Hurayrah advised: ‘O son of my brother, be kind to your sheep, wipe their mucus from them, improve their pastures and pray in their vicinity; for they are among the animals of Paradise.' Animals Beauty and Awe, Purity
Revelation Qur'an 22 18 "Are you not aware that before God prostrate themselves all [things and beings] that are in the heavens and that are on earth- the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and the beasts?" Animals, Heavens, Earth, Plants Worship
Revelation Qur'an 23 12 "Now indeed, We create humanity out of the essence of clay" Sea/Water, Earth, Humanity Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 16 49 "Before God prostrates itself all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth- every beast that moves, and the angels: [even] these do not bear themselves with false pride" Animals Worship
Revelation Qur'an 16 65 "And God sends down water from the skies, giving life thereby to the earth after it had been lifeless: in this, behold, there is a message indeed for people who listen." Sea/Water, Earth, Plants Transformation
Revelation Qur'an 16 "And consider how your Sustainer has inspired the bee: 'Prepare for thyself dwellings in mountains and in trees, and in what people may build for thee by way of hives; and then eat of all manner of fruit, and follow humbly the paths ordained for thee by thy Sustainer.' And behold! there issues from within these bees a fluid of many hues, wherein there is health for humanity. In all this, behold, there is a message indeed for people who think!" Animals, Humanity, Plants Interdependence, Beauty or Awe
Revelation Qur'an 13 3 "And it is God who has spread the earth wide and placed on it firm mountains and running waters, and created thereon two sexes of every kind of plant; and it is God who causes the night to cover the day. Verily, in all this there are messages indeed for people who think!" Sea/Water, Heavens, Earth, Humanity, Plants Beauty or Awe, Diversity
Revelation Qur'an 30 41 "Since they have become oblivious of God, corruption has appeared on land and in the sea as an outcome of what people's hands have wrought: and so God will let them taste the evil of their own doings, so that they might return [to the right path]." Sea/Water, Earth, Humanity Interdependence, Power, Pollution
Revelation Qur'an 55 "…At God's command the sun and the moon run their appointed courses; before God prostrate themselves the stars and the trees. And the skies has God raised high, and has devised for all things a measure, so that you too, O humanity, might never transgress the measure of what is right: weigh, therefore, your deeds with equity, and cut not the measure short! And the earth has God spread out for all living beings, with fruit thereon, and palm trees with sheathed clusters of dates, and grain growing tall on its stalks, and sweet-smelling plants. Which, then, of your Sustainer's blessings would you deny?" Animals, Air/Sky, Heavens, Earth, Humanity, Plants Beauty or Awe, Humility, Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 57 1 "All that is in the heavens and on earth extols God's limitless glory: for God alone is almighty, truly wise!" Animals, Sea/Water, Air/Sky, Heavens, Earth, Humanity, Plants Unity, Beauty or Awe, Power, Communication, Humility
Revelation Qur'an 7 56 "Do not spread corruption on earth after it has been so well ordered. And call unto the One with fear and longing: verily, God's grace is ever near unto the doers of good!" Earth, Humanity Power, Stewardship, Pollution
Revelation Qur'an 7 57 "And God it is who sends forth the winds as a glad tiding of coming grace- so that, when they have brought heavy clouds, We may drive them towards dead land and cause thereby water to descend; and by this means do We cause all manner of fruit to come forth. Even thus shall We cause the dead to come forth: and this you ought to keep in mind." Sea/Water, Air/Sky, Earth, Humanity, Plants Power, Transformation
Revelation Quran 2 168 O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth [that is] lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy Earth, Humanity, Food Humility, Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Sahih Bukhari 1071 Allah's Messenger said, "There is non amongst the Muslims who plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bir, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift from him; Animals, Sea/Water, Earth, Humanity, Plants Unity, Interdependence, Communication, Humility, Transformation, Stewardship, Creativity, Diversity
Revelation Qur'an 22 5 "And if you are still in doubt as to resurrection, consider this: you can see the earth dry and lifeless- and, suddenly, when We send down waters upon it, it stirs and swells and puts forth every kind of lovely plant!"

[Muhammad Asad translation]

Sea/Water, Earth, Humanity, Plants Transformation, Resurrection
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Nahj al-Fasahah If Resurrection is starting and one of you has a sapling in his hand which he can plant before he stands up he must do so.[ Plants, Humanity Stewardship
Aphorism or Proverb Bihaar al-Anwaar, Volume 75, p. 234 75 Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq is reported to have said: There is no joy in life unless three things are available: clean fresh air, abundant pure water, and fertile land. Air/Sky, Sea/Water, Earth Unity, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 21 79 And We made the mountains and the birds to celebrate our praise along with David Earth, Animals Communication, Unity
Revelation Qur'an 38 18 Indeed, We subjected the mountains [to praise] with him, exalting [ Allah ] in the [late] afternoon and [after] sunrise Earth Communication, Unity
Revelation Qur'an 17 44 And there is not a thing but that it glorifies Him with His praise but you do not understand their glorification Animals, Plants Communication, Unity
Revelation Qur'an 2 164 Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, and the ships that run in the sea with that which profits men and the water that God sends down from the cloud, then gives life with it to the earth after its death and spreads in it all (kinds of) animals, and the changing of the winds and the clouds that are made subservient between the heaven and the earth, there are signs for a people who understand. Heavens, Air/Sky, Sea/Water Beauty or Awe, Communication, Power, Humility
Revelation Qur'an 21 30 And We have made of water everything living Sea/Water Unity
Revelation Qur'an 24 45 God created every moving creature from water. Among them there is what walks on its belly and of them there is what walks on two feet and of them there is what walks on four. God creates what He wills. Truly, God is Powerful over everything. Animals, Sea/Water Unity
Revelation Qur'an 25 48 It is He who sends the winds as heralds of good news before His Mercy. We send down pure water from the sky, Air/Sky, Sea/Water Mercy
Revelation Qur'an 67 30 Say, ‘Just think: if all your water were to sink deep into the earth who could give you flowing water in its place?’ Sea/Water Mercy
Revelation Qur'an 20 55 From it (earth) We created you and into it We shall send you back and from it We will raise you a second time Earth, Humanity Humility, Unity
Prophetic Saying or Hadith al-Mu’jam al-Kabir 5 65 And take care of the earth for verily she is your mother Earth, Humanity Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 67 15 It is He who has made the earth manageable for you––travel its regions; eat His provision- and to Him you will be resurrected. Earth, Humanity Humility, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 7 10 And We granted you dominion on Earth, and made for you in it a habitat; little do you give thanks! Earth, Humanity Humility, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 11 61 And We sent to Thamud their brother Salih. He said: O my folk! Worship God. You have no god other than He. He caused you to grow from the earth and settled you on it. So ask for His forgiveness. Again, repent to Him. Truly, my Lord is Near, One Who Answers. Earth, Humanity Humility
Aphorism or Proverb Nahj al-Balaaghah God has sent Adam to make the earth flourish by the help of his offspring Earth, Humanity Mercy
Aphorism or Proverb Nahj al-Balaaghah 53 Imam Ali in a letter to his governor said: ‘You should be more concerned with the construction (physical development) of the land than collecting the land tax’. Earth, Humanity Stewardship
Aphorism or Proverb Bihaar al-Anwaar 32 9 Imam Ali said, "Fear God regarding His servants and lands! You are responsible for the lands and the animals." Earth, Animals, Plants Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Wasaa’il al-Shi’a 11 The Holy Prophet said: ‘Unless you are compelled, do not cut down a tree!’ Plants Stewardship, Humility
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Al-Kaafi 5 Before battles, the Prophet always gave instruction to his soldiers not to harm women, children, the elderly, and those who surrendered and not to destroy or burn farms and gardens. Plants Stewardship, Humility
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Hurr Amili, Wasaa’il al-Shi‘a 17 Whoever waters a date or lote tree it is as if he has given a drink to a thirsty believer. Plants Mercy
Aphorism or Proverb Al-Kaafi 5 260 Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq said, "Farm and plant! By God, there is no occupation more lawful and pleasant than this." Plants Unity, Stewardship
Aphorism or Proverb Al-Kaafi 6 537 Imam Sadiq: ‘There are six rights for the beasts that their owners should observe: they should not be forced to carry what they do not have the strength to bear, they should not be ridden while the rider is speaking, they should be given their provisions when they stop, they should not be branded (imprinted) or burnt, they must not be stricken at their face because they glorify God and they should be allowed to drink when they pass by water’. Animals Mercy, Stewardship, Interdependence
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Sahih Bukhari 12 712 A woman will be put in the hell because she imprisoned a cat until the cat died Animals Mercy, Stewardship
Aphorism or Proverb Masaalik al-Afhaam The great Shi’a jurist, Zayn al-Din al-’Amili wrote, "In the same way that spending money for saving a human being is compulsory, spending money to save a respected animal is compulsory, even if that animal belongs to another person.[ Animals Mercy, Stewardship
Aphorism or Proverb Jawaahir al-Kalaam 5 114 Mohammad Hasan al-Najafi wrote, "If by using water for making ritual ablution one is worried that an animal whose life is respected may become thirsty he must make tayammum (that is, ablution with soil instead of water), even though that animal is a dog. Animals Mercy, Stewardship
Aphorism or Proverb Jawaahir al-Kalaam 31 395 Mohammad Hasan al-Najafi wrote, "It is compulsory to provide animals with what they need like food, water and a place. Animals Mercy, Stewardship, Interdependence
Aphorism or Proverb Wasaa’il al-Shi‘ah 8 356 Imam Ali said: ‘Whoever curses an animal he himself will be cursed by God’ Animals Humility
Aphorism or Proverb Wasaa’il al-Shi‘ah 16 258 An animal like a sheep or camel must not be slaughtered in front of another one. Animals Mercy
Revelation Qur'an 2 29 It is He Who created for you all that is in and on the earth. Again, He turned His attention to the heaven. Then, He shaped them into seven heavens. And He is Knowing of everything. Earth, Heavens Beauty or Awe, Power
Revelation Qur'an 45 13 He has subjected all that is in the heavens and the earth for your benefit, as a gift from Him. There truly are signs in this for those who reflect. Earth, Heavens Mercy, Stewardship, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 31 20 Are you not aware that God has made subservient to you all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth, and has lavished upon you His blessings, both outward and inward? Earth, Heavens Mercy, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 16 10 It is He who sends down water for you from the sky, from which comes a drink for you, and the shrubs that you feed to your animals Sea/Water, Air/Sky Mercy, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 22 65 Have you not considered how God has made everything on the earth of service to you? That ships sail the sea at His command? That He keeps the heavens from falling down on the earth without His permission? God is most compassionate and most merciful to mankind- Sea/Water, Air/Sky, Heavens Mercy, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 14 32 It is God who created the heavens and earth, who has sent down water from the sky and with it brought forth produce to nourish you; He has made ships useful to you, sailing the sea by His command, and the rivers too; Sea/Water, Air/Sky, Heavens Mercy, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 16 5/6/2013 And He created the cattle for you, you have in them warm clothing and many (uses) advantages, and of them you can eat. And there is beauty in them for you when you drive them back home and when you send them forth to pasture. Animals Beauty or Awe, Transformation
Revelation Qur'an 27 60 Who created the heavens and earth? Who sends down water from the sky for you- with which We cause gardens of delight to grow: you have no power to make the trees grow in them- is it another god beside God? Sea/Water, Plants, Air/Sky Transformation, Mercy, Humility
Revelation Qur'an 50 7 And the earth, We stretched it out and cast on it firm mountains and caused in it to develop every lovely, diverse pair Earth Power
Revelation Qur'an 22 5 People, [remember,] if you doubt the Resurrection, that We created you from dust, then a drop of fluid, then a clinging form, then a lump of flesh, both shaped and unshaped: We mean to make Our power clear to you. Whatever We choose We cause to remain in the womb for an appointed time, then We bring you forth as infants and then you grow and reach maturity. Some die young and some are left to live on to such an age that they forget all they once knew. You sometimes see the earth lifeless, yet when We send down water it stirs and swells and produces every kind of joyous growth Humanity Humility
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Bihaar al-Anwaar 3 129 There are three things which cause brightness of the eyes:
to look at greenery, running water and a beautiful face.
Plants, Sea/Water Beauty or Awe, Interdependence
Revelation Qur'an 7 96 And if the people of the towns had believed and guarded (against evil) We would certainly have opened up for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they rejected, so we overtook them for what they had earned. Earth, Humanity Power
Revelation Qur'an 23 71 And should the truth follow their low (carnal) desires surely the heavens and the earth and all those who are therein would have perished and been corrupted. Earth, Humanity Power
Revelation Qur'an 33 72 We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man assumed it Earth Power, Humility
Revelation Qur'an 2 30 [Prophet], when your Lord told the angels, ‘I am putting a successor on earth,’ they said, ‘How can You put someone there who will cause damage and bloodshed, when we celebrate Your praise and proclaim Your holiness?’ but He said, ‘I know things you do not.’ Earth, Humanity Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 6 165 It is He who made you successors on the earth and raised some of you above others in rank, to test you through what He gives you. [Prophet], your Lord is swift in punishment, yet He is most forgiving and merciful. Earth, Humanity Stewardship, Humility
Revelation Qur'an 35 39 it is He who made you [people] successors to the land. Those who deny the truth will bear the consequences: their denial will only make them more odious to their Lord, and add only to their loss. Earth, Humanity Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 4 58 God commands you [people] to return things entrusted to you to their rightful owners, and, if you judge between people, to do so with justice: God’s instructions to you are excellent, for He hears and sees everything. Earth, Humanity Stewardship
Aphorism or Proverb Hurr Amili, Wasaa’il al-Shi‘a 17 28 Imam Hasan is quoted as saying: ‘In respect to your worldly affairs, act as if you are going to live here forever, and in respect to your afterlife act as if you are going to die tomorrow!’ Earth, Humanity Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Hurr Amili, Wasaa’il al-Shi‘a 2 44 There are six things that will be beneficial for a believer even after his death: a child who asks God’s forgiveness for him, a book that remains from him, a tree that he plants, a well that he digs, a charity which he gives, and a good conduct that he establishes and is practiced by others after him. Plants Interpendence
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Nahj al-Fasaaha 703 the Prophet said: ‘Surely God is clean and loves the clean, so clean your courtyard’. Earth Beauty or Awe, Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 7 31 And eat and drink and be not extravagant, surely He does not love the extravagant; And do not squander wastefully. Surely the squanderers are friends of satans and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord. Humanity Sustenance
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Nawawi's 40 Hadith 1 32 The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) says, "No harm shall be inflicted or reciprocated in Islam. Humanity Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 2 204 There is [a kind of] man whose views on the life of this world may please you [Prophet], he even calls on God to witness what is in his heart, yet he is the bitterest of opponents. When he leaves, he sets out to spread corruption in the land, destroying crops and live-stock- God does not like corruption. Humanity, Plants, Animals Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 7 56 Do no mischief on the earth, after it has been set in order, but call on Him with fear and longing (in your hearts): for the Mercy of God is (always) near to those who do good Humanity, Earth Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 36 "And [humanity] has a sign [of Our power to create and to resurrect] in the lifeless earth which We make alive, and out of which We bring forth grain, whereof they may eat; and [how] We make gardens of date-palms and vines grow thereon, and cause springs to gush forth within it, so that they may eat of the fruit thereof, though it was not their hands that made it. Will they not, then, be grateful?"

[Muhammad Asad translation]

Sea/Water, Earth, Humanity, Plants Humility, Transformation, Resurrection
Revelation Qur'an 36 "And of Our sway over all that exists they have a sign in the night; We withdraw from it the light of day- and lo! they are in darkness. And they have a sign in the sun: it runs in an orbit of its own- that is laid down by the will of the Almighty, the All-Knowing; and in the moon, for which We have determined phases which it must traverse until it becomes like an old date-stalk, dried-up and curved: and neither the sun may overtake the moon, nor can the night usurp the time of day, since all of them float through space in accordance with Our laws."

[Muhammad Asad translation]

Air/Sky, Heavens Power
Revelation Qur'an 17 37 "And do not walk upon the earth with insolence: for thou cannot rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height."

[Yusuf Ali translation]

Earth, Humanity Humility
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Kanz al-'Ummal The Prophet (saw) said, "There is absolutely no food better consumed than consuming from the earnings of one's own hands and the Prophet of Allah David (as) would eat from the labour of his hand." Earth, Plants Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith al-Mu'jam al-Kabir, Tabrani Rabi’ah al-Jurashi said that Rasulullah salallahu alaihi wa salim said, "Protect the earth, for indeed, she is your mother." Earth Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Baihaqi, Shamaa'il Kubra The Prophet salallahu alaihi wa salim is reported to have said, "All creatures are Allah’s family; and Allah loves most those who treat His family well and kindly." Creation Stewardship
Revelation Quran 99 "When the earth is shaken violently in its [last] quaking, when the earth throws out its burdens, when man cries, ‘What is happening to it?’; on that Day, it will tell all because your Lord will inspire it [to do so]." Earth, Humanity Power, Stewardship
Revelation Quran 6 "There is no creature moving on the earth, nor a bird flying on its wings, but they are all communities like you, We have not missed anything in the Book. Then, to their Lord all of them shall be gathered."6:38

To me this is a reminder that animal are just like us, they form communities, they are to be respected and not to be over utilized. Many incidents that took place during the life of the Prophet (PBUH) to teach us respect and humane treatment of animals.

Animals Interdependence, Adaptability, Diversity
Revelation Qur'an 80 “Then let people look at their food. How We poured down water in torrents, Then We broke open the Earth, splitting [it with sprouts]. And caused to grow within it grain, and grapes, and herbage, and olives, and palm trees, and gardens of dense shrubbery. And fruit and grass- As enjoyment for you & your animals.” Animals, Sea/Water, Earth, Humanity, Plants Interdependence, Diversity, Gratitude
Prophetic Saying or Hadith al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 264, no. 9 2. Ja'far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) said, 'Do not cut down fruit trees for Allah will pour down punishment unto you.’ Plants, trees Adaptability
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 9051 The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, 'Every single Muslim that cultivates or plants anything of which humans, animals or birds may eat from is counted as charity
towards them on his behalf.’
Animals, Plants Unity, Interdependence, Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith EIlal al-Shara’i`a, p. 577, no. 1 The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Do not insult the winds for verily they are commanded [to blow], nor insult the mountains, nor time, nor the days, nor the nights, lest you transgress thereby and it comes back to you.’ Air/Sky, Earth, days, nights, Interdependence, Beauty or Awe, Power, Adaptability
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 167 Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) said, 'Be careful of your duty to Allah with respect to His people as well as His places, for verily you will be answerable even for the places [you frequented] and the animals. Obey Allah and do not disobey Him.’ Animals, Earth Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 261, no. 7 Ja'far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) said, 'The farmers are the treasures of mankind for they plant and harvest the good things that Allah has made grow. On the Day of Resurrection, they will occupy the best and nearest position [to Allah] and will be called the blessed ones.’ Animals, Earth, Plants Interdependence, Adaptability, Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Mustadrak al-Wasail, v. 13, p. 461, no. 15898 Ja'far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) said, 'There is no occupation more beloved to Allah than agriculture, and every single prophet that Allah sent down was a farmer except Prophet Enoch [Prophet Enoch (pbuh) is known as Idris in the Arabic tradition (ed.)] (pbuh) who was a tailor.’ Earth, Humanity, Plants Interdependence, Adaptability, Humility, Stewardship
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 15188 The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The sky of this world was created from a
controlled surge.’
Air/Sky Beauty or Awe, Power, Creativity
Prophetic Saying or Hadith Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 15119 The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Everything has been created from water. Animals, Sea/Water, Air/Sky, Heavens, Earth, Humanity, Plants Unity, Beauty or Awe, Power, Transformation, Creativity
Revelation Qur'an 16 65 "And Allah has sent down rain from the sky and given life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who listen." Sea/Water, Air/Sky, Earth, Humanity Beauty or Awe, Power, Humility, Transformation, Creativity
Revelation Qur'an 50 9 "And We have sent down blessed rain from the sky and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest." Sea/Water, Air/Sky, Earth, Plants Beauty or Awe, Power, Creativity
Revelation Qur'an 2 60 “Eat and drink from the provision of Allah, and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption." Earth, Humanity Power, Adaptability, Stewardship
Revelation Qur'an 30 41 "…So… let them taste part of (the consequences of) what they have done that perhaps they will return (to righteousness).” Earth, Humanity Power, Humility, Stewardship