In fact, the relation of a man with the earth is the foremost element of vicegerency
(khilafah) as Ahmad noted, "Humans and nature are not at war with each other; they are partners engaged in a common effort to achieve the divine mission.
Muhyiddin Ibn'Arabi uses the phrase "created with two hands." He explains this phrase in relation to the vicegerency
Would the umma then be all Muslims or just those suitably socialized and committed to the project of fulfilling the covenant of vicegerency
While in Japan, he offered a paper on the Caucasian Committee and vicegerency
and their search for a regional administrative model.
The Qur'anic concept of "vicegerency
" has sometimes been misrepresented as implying that human beings have been given unconditional domination over all other beings on the planet.
Muslims are reminded of the purpose of their existence on earth as a servant to the Creator within the framework of the concept of Vicegerency
. To submit to the Oneness of Allah, applying justice to Mankind, to use the Allah given intellect to benefit self and others and to call others to the folds of Islam are among the foundations of the concept.
He has been entrusted with the vicegerency
of Allah (swt) for a major
The idea of human vicegerency
on earth has drawn much criticism in environmental ethics (Kirman, 2008).
Eid-e-Ghadeer is one of the most important days of rejoicing for Shia Muslims around the world as that was the day our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) declared Hazrat Ali's vicegerency
at Khum-e-Ghadeer on his return from his last pilgrimage which is known in history as 'Hajjat-ul-Wida'.
Two: Man is a trustee of the environment Man has accepted God's decree of Khilfah (vicegerency
, read verse 2:30), which makes him responsible to use the environment to achieve his God-given purpose in this life, with the condition that he maintains it for future generations, which have as much right to it as their predecessors.
Allah has promised to those among you who believe and do righteous deeds that He will assuredly make them succeed (the present rulers) and grant them vicegerency
in the land just as He made those before them succeed.'