The Holy Quran reminds people of the creation and says that Allah created everything that is on this earth so that man “may not exceed the measure”. But humans ignore this instruction and misuse the bounties of Allah. Although the question Allah asks “which of my bounties will you deny?” is rhetorical the answer is that by misusing Allah’s bounties man is denying them.
35:8 Is he whose evil deed is made fair-seeming to him so that he considers it good? — Now surely Allah leaves in error whom He pleases and guides aright whom He pleases, so let not thy soul waste in grief for them. Surely Allah is Knower of what they do.
35:9 And Allah is He Who sends the winds, so they raise a cloud, then We drive it on to a dead land, and therewith give life to the earth after its death. Even so is the quickening.
Chapter 35 verses 8 and 9 say that some ‘evil’ deeds are ‘fair seeming’ to wrong doers. Environmental damage is one such ‘evil’ deed which seems fair to those who do it for ‘evil’ represents an action that harms others. This is why we will be required to justify to Allah that what we did was the right thing to do. The lesson is that we should look at our actions to see how they impact on others now and in the future.
A BBC 1 documentary, Human Planet, looked at deserts on this planet and how people living in those areas manage; especially as far as water is concerned.
It showed the ungratefulness of humans are living in areas where there is no shortage of water. How they waste and pollute clean water without any regard for its importance.