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Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is a scholar of Islam, its view of ecology, comparative religion and sufism. Like Thomas Berry[?] the Catholic scholar of "reconcilation with creation", Nasr sees the emergence of khalifa focused strictly on the natural world and the furtherance of biodiversity to create a Garden of Eden-like planet, as a convergence of scientific, aesthetic, and religious views of human destiny.

Traditional Muslim notions of stewardship, haram, hima are seen in his work as fundamental, and records of sira and hadith ("sunnah") the derivatives of a general ethics of pure stewardship.

He is the author of many works on Islamic science[?] and religion and the environment including:

  • An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines
  • Science and Civilization in Islam
  • Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study
  • Man and Nature
  • Religion and the Order of Nature

See also: Islamization of knowledge, Gaia theory, Religion and ecology[?]

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