K-pop guide to Muslims: Yun Eun Hye and the Environment


Here is Yun Eun Hye wearing a T-shirt in support of the environment. She started her career as a pop singer in the group Baby V.O.X. but later moved to acting which has proved to be more successful. Despite initial skepticism her role in the drama Princess Hour was able to win over her critics. So she is not just another pretty face. Speaking of environment, environmentalism is not something which people usually associate with Islam or with prophet Muhammad (pbuh) but there are ample examples from the life and saying of prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that can bolster the claim for an Islamic idea of environmentalism. Consider the following sayings of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

  • “No Muslim, who plants a shoot, except that whatever is eaten or stolen from it, or anyone obtains the least thing from it, is considered [like paying] almsgiving on his behalf until the Day of Judgment.” (sahih Muslim)
  • “There is reward in [caring for] every living being.” (sahih Muslim)
  • “Faith is some seventy branches, the highest of which is “There is no god but God, and the least is removing obstacles from the path of people. (sahih Bukhari and sahih Muslim)

It makes me wonder, we do see the effects of urban sprawl run amok in many parts of the Muslim world and environmental degradation also. We should learn from the example of the prophet (pbuh).


4 Responses to “K-pop guide to Muslims: Yun Eun Hye and the Environment”

  1. 1 Atabek January 10, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Nice point. It’s sad how “muslims” especially in third world countries fail horribly when it comes to keeping their lands clean(atleast in Pakistan and India), but they are always willing to fight somebody when they are told there is something wrong with their “way of life”. There are many good people in these places, but the majority seem to not only not value their own bodies, but also their environment. There are many people with big beards and long turbans, but few who actually follow the Sunnah, which was the reason our Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) was a Mercy to all of Creation. A place of prayer isn’t limited to the buildings we build to pray in, the entire planet is a Masjid. The entire planet is a holy place. So as muslims, we need to lessen the desecration of this holy place… even just a little will go far, Inshallah.


  2. 2 luckyfatima January 10, 2008 at 11:21 am

    thanks for the k-pop guide. we use to get the arirang channel and i followed some of the stars and also k-dramas a bit but i am way out of it, now. but i like their cute looks and fashion and stuff.

  3. 3 Baekho January 17, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing those hadith! It reminded me of an article by Imam Zaid Shakiron ecology: Environmental Responsibility Clear in Islamic Scriptures.

  4. 4 Amina Ae Sook January 27, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Atabek, Yes that is indeed sad but true. Many of the places look like a mess and we have but ourselves to blame. The imams and the scholars need to stress on the importance of these things to people more.

    luckyfatima, wow that is so freaking cool. That is true. 5 out 5 people agree that Koreans are cute. Especially Korean girls. lol 🙂

    Baekho, Thanks. That’s great. Thank you for sharing the link.

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