: The Perlis Fatwa Committee has decided that the act of polluting the environment which poses direct physical harm to humans, animals and plants, is illegal.
State Mufti Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said the matter was decided during the committee's meetings on Feb 18 and 19.
"The act of polluting the environment which directly affects the nature's ecosystem, causing harm to living things is in conflict with the teachings of Islam.
"Islam is a religion that calls upon its followers to preserve the well-being of human life and the universe, and not perform harmful acts," he said in a special press conference at the State Mufti Department, here, today.
Meanwhile, Mohd Asri also called for products such as 'smart raisins' and 'drinks' strengthened with the verses of the Quran, to be banned, as they wrongly exploited the name of religion, and misled the people.