Book on “Animals in the Holy Quran” Released
“Eat and drink, but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters”, reminded Dr. Mohd. Iqtedar Husain Farooqi, while highlighting the Quranic injunctions regarding the flora and fauna, and animals, at a book release ceremony organized by the Ibne Sina Academy. The programme was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, along with the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. S. Ahmad Ali. Two books by Dr. Farooqi “Animals in the Holy Quran” and “Dictionary of Flora and Fauna of Quran,” were released. Making a special reference to the animals and plants mentioned in the holy Quran, Dr. Farooqi said, “Biological diversity means the variety of life forms of different categories in a region or on the globe and protecting this diversity on Earth is prime duty of all Muslims”. Reciting several verses from the Quran, Dr. Farooqi made it clear that “Allah does not like those who create disturbances (mischief), whether ecological or otherwise on Earth”. In his presidential address, AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah congratulated Dr. Farooqi, hoping that his books will go a long way in teaching man his responsibilities towards other creatures.