Sunday, April 20, 2008


Quran Verses regarding The Earth and its Balance

"When the earth is shaken with a (violent) shaking, And the earth reveals what burdens her,And man says: What has befallen her? On that day she shall tell her story...."

(Qur'an 99:1-4)

“He erected heaven and established the balance.”

(Quran 55:7)

The Exalted also said "There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying with two wings, but they are nations like you. We have neglected nothing in the book. Then unto their Lord they will be gathered."


In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for people with intelligence: those who remember God, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: 'Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire.

(Surat Al Imran: 190-191)



The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that combines rare action, unimaginable scale, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Using a budget of unprecedented proportions, photography and unique, specially developed filming techniques, Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before, to experience sights and sounds you may never experience again.

As of its release in early 2007, Planet Earth is quite simply the greatest nature/wildlife series ever produced. Following the similarly monumental achievement of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, this astonishing 11-part BBC series is brilliantly narrated by Sir David Attenborough and sensibly organized so that each 50-minute episode covers a specific geographical region and/or wildlife habitat (mountains, caves, deserts, shallow seas, seasonal forests, etc.) until the entire planet has been magnificently represented by the most astonishing sights and sounds you'll ever experience from the comforts of home.

The premiere episode, "From Pole to Pole," serves as a primer for things to come, placing the entire series in proper context and giving a general overview of what to expect from each individual episode. Without being overtly political, the series maintains a consistent and subtle emphasis on the urgent need for ongoing conservation, best illustrated by the plight of polar bears whose very behavior is changing (to accommodate life-threatening changes in their fast-melting habitat) in the wake of global warming--a phenomenon that this series appropriately presents as scientific fact. With this harsh reality as subtext, the series proceeds to accentuate the positive, delivering a seemingly endless variety of natural wonders, from the spectacular mating displays of New Guinea's various birds of paradise to a rare encounter with Siberia's nearly-extinct Amur Leopards, of which only 30 remain in the wild.

That's just a hint of the marvels on display. Accompanied by majestic orchestral scores by George Fenton, every episode is packed with images so beautiful or so forcefully impressive (and so perfectly photographed by the BBC's tenacious high-definition camera crews) that you'll be rendered speechless by the splendor of it all. You'll see a seal struggling to out-maneuver a Great White Shark; swimming macaques in the Ganges delta; massive flocks of snow geese numbering in the hundreds of thousands; an awesome night-vision sequence of lions attacking an elephant; the Colugo (or "flying lemur"--not really a lemur!) of the Philippines; a hunting alliance of fish and snakes on Indonesia's magnificent coral reef; the bioluminescent "vampire squid" of the deep oceans... these are just a few of countless highlights, masterfully filmed from every conceivable angle, with frequent use of super-slow-motion and amazing motion-controlled time-lapse cinematography, and narrated by Attenborough with his trademark combination of observational wit and informative authority. The result is a hugely entertaining series that doesn't flinch from the predatory realities of nature (death is a constant presence, without being off-putting).

At a time when the multiple threats of global warming should be obvious to all, let's give Sir David the last word, from the closing of Planet Earth's final episode: "We can now destroy or we can cherish--the choice is ours." --Jeff Shannon

I recently purchased a DVD set called Planet Earth. It is a compilation of the earth's lands and animals as you have NEVER seen them before. This DVD set should be on the top of your list of things to buy for your own education and your children. I think that ALL schools should have this DVD shown to the students.

It really changes your view on our precious earth and what it contains within it, as well as the horrendous rate of destruction its plant and animal life is experiencing. We are loosing the most important balance of life very quickly because of our own actions. We are raping our planet to destruction.

Thankfully it also teaches us and makes us aware of how we can help to rescue our planet from destruction and how we can start to save its plant life and wildlife.

This DVD set WILL change your view on our Planet Earth.

As Muslims, we have a responsibility towards caring properly for our enviornment and what it contains.

Here are some facts from the DVD set:

-The Amur Leopard has only 30 animals left in the wild.

-The Bactran camel are less than 1000.

-Polar bears are starving and drowning.

-Approximately 280 cross river gorillas remain.

-The WWF estimates there are between 25,600 and 32,750 individual Asian elephants left in the wild.

-Grey whale Grey whales are now restricted to the North Pacific ocean (along east and west coasts). The North Atlantic population is extinct. .

-The Maui's dolphin is the rarest and smallest marine dolphin. There are thought to be fewer than 100 left.

The DVD set has much more!

For more info from BBC Science and Nature click here:

For more info from and Islamic viewpoint by Harun Yahya click here:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Assalam alaikum

Oh I've got the 11 movies! I watched them all just few months ago. I LOVED it sooooo!!! It's a series worth watching! So beautiful, mesmerizing, a masterpiece... Or should I say life on Earth is a masterpiece of Allah... Mashallah