The Islamic principles and guidelines to Household Solid Waste Management


  • Mohamed Yayah Jalloh universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Associate Prof. Dr. Wan Siti Adibah Wan Dahalan
  • Assoc. Prof.Dr. Rasyiqah Md. Khalid


Islam, Principles, instructions, Household solid waste, management.


Islam is a progressive religion that covers all aspects of human life, including social, economic, and the environment. The Islamic traditions in numerous occasions have called for environmental protection, waste management (including household solid waste), and appreciation of resources. It is obvious that part of the environmental crises and waste of resources mankind is facing today, is due to his spiritual malaise, and the failure to account for the God-given resources. To this effect, this paper analyses the Islamic instructions and principles, and their application to household solid waste management. The paper adopted content analyses of primary resources (Qur'an and Sunnah), commentaries of exegetes and jurists, and relevant Islamic principles and Islamic legal maxims to address the issue at hand.  The paper concluded that the shared vision and wisdom of the Islamic teachings and tradition should reflect our common values and commitments to the welfare of the people and the environment. On this occasion, the paper recommends that the Islamic teachings on the subject matter can make a distinctive contribution to that vision by infusing man’s preservation of the natural environment particularly to the management of household solid waste with transcendent (revealed) values and ethics that look toward the common interest and welfare of humanity as a whole and the environment.



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Associate Prof. Dr. Wan Siti Adibah Wan Dahalan



Assoc. Prof.Dr. Rasyiqah Md. Khalid




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Jalloh, M. Y., Wan Dahalan, A. P. D. W. S. A., & Md. Khalid, A. P. R. (2022). The Islamic principles and guidelines to Household Solid Waste Management. Al-Risalah: Journal of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (ARJIHS), 6(2), 402–427. Retrieved from