Published on March 11th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás
Muslims Declare Fatwa Against Poachers of Endangered Species
Indonesian ecology is suffering due to the rampant black market demand for its endangered species. To combat the poaching and help preserve the sanctity of Indonesia’s wildlife, the nation’s top Muslim clerics have issued a Fatwa condemning the hunting, poaching, and selling of the relics of the region’s critically endangered species.
This MUI-issued fatwa supplements existing Indonesian law, and was issued with a stern warning. “People can escape government regulation,” says Hayu Prabowo, chair of the Council of Ulama’s environment and natural resources body. “But they cannot escape the word of God.” You can read more on the Indonesian clerics’ message of stewardship and conservation below, in an article that was originally published by Robyn Purchia over at our spiritually-inclined sister site, Edenkeeper. Enjoy!
The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical body, has issued its first ever fatwa – call to action — against the country’s rampant black market for endangered species. The MUI’s declaration offers a strong spiritual…