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An Environmental Net-Positive Effect

In the year 630, Caliph Abu Bakr unintentionally created the first recorded moment of environmentalism. Abu Bakr was initially a rich and respected businessman, but he later became one of Muhammad’s closest companions. In this role, he was present through a number of military conflicts and in this position, he brought up the very first recorded environmental revelation; “[to] bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire, especially those which are fruitful. Slay not any of the enemy’s flock, save for you food.”

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