By Rebecca English
Last updated at 5:45 PM on 9th June 2010

Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic ‘spiritual principles’ in order to save the environment.

In a high-profile speech, the heir to the throne argued that man’s destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all religions – but particularly that of the Islamic faith.

He said the current ‘division’ between Man and Nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, technological development and the relentless pursuit of economic growth, but also by our attitude to our relationship with Nature – which goes against the grain of  ‘sacred traditions’.

Outspoken: Prince Charles speaks to Islamic studies scholars at Oxford today. He argued that man’s destruction of the world was particularly contrary to Islam

Outspoken: Prince Charles speaks to Islamic studies scholars at  Oxford University

Charles, who is a practising Christian, spoke in depth about his own study of the Qu’ran which, he said, tells its followers that there is ‘no separation between Man and Nature’  and says we must always live within Nature’s mean and limits

‘From what I know of the Qu’ran, again and again it describes the natural world as the handiwork of a unitary benevolent power,’ he said.

‘It very explicitly describes Nature as possessing an “intelligibility” and that there is no separation between Man and Nature, precisely because there is no separation between the natural world and God.
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