Those who destroy nature that protects mankind deserve to be justly punish, said Perlis MuftiDANIAL DZULKIFLY
05 Jan 2022 10:33am
Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said those who act reckless in cutting down trees that protect mankind deserve to be justly punish
SHAH ALAM -- Reckless parties who have participated in the acts of destroying nature by cutting down trees or deforestation that lead to the lost of lives and livelihood deserve to be condemn and prosecuted to the full extend of the law, according to Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin.
In a lengthy blog post yesterday, Mohd Asri or fondly known as Dr Maza, recalled a parable in the hadith, which depicts the trials and tribulation of the Prophet Muhammad, that whomsoever cut down an Ennab (Jujube) tree that provide shades for passing travelers, said person's head would be submerged in hell.
Relating to recent events in the country where floods have destroyed thousands of homes and claims the lives of at least 47 people to date, Mohd Asri then stated that those who destroyed trees that provide protection to humankind, deserve condemnation and just punishment by their fellow man.
"This matter does not merely involve travelers but people who have been residing in these places for the longest time, to lose everything. What is more evil and malicious than that?
"If cutting of the Ennab tree and you would be dragged to hell, imaging if cutting trees to the extent that thousands are suffering and even lead to death! If you cut an Ennab tree that causes travelers to lose a place in the shade, which is not even their personal property, to be punish in such manner in the hereafter, what's more of cutting down a forest recklessly to the extent that it leads to lost of property and even lost of lives and livelihood.
"Those who cut trees to the extent of people losing their homes deserve to be condemn by their fellow man and such condemnation is deserve upon them,'' he said.
Several states in the country have face worsening flood conditions since December of last year, with tens of thousands displaced and even lost of lives.
This had led to Malaysians drawing attention to the root cause of the problem possibly stemming from illegal or excessive logging activities.
Most recently, opposition lawmakers have draw attention to logging activities in the state of Pahang, particularly around Sungai Telemong, claiming trees supposedly cut down within the area have washed to residential homes during the recent floods.
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