The Eco-Philosophy of Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Spiritual Crisis and Environmental Degradation

  • MD. ABU SAYEM PhD Candidate, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin,Hong Kong SAR/Associate Professor, World Religions and Culture Department, The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Keywords: Seyyed Hossein Nasr, ecology, eco-theology, eco-spirituality, evnvironment, nature, crisis, degradation.


The present paper focuses on Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s eco-philosophical understanding in connection to the present ecological crisis. By correlating Nasr’s eco-spiritual discussion with the environment, the paper investigates how deeply the human spiritual mind is connected in the ecological equilibrium. It tries to expose why Nasr’s ideas and suggestions in relation to the sustainability of environment seem significant. Here, a critical analysis of Nasr’s eco-philosophical and eco-spiritual understanding is also offered from a real-life perspective of the present world. In so doing, the paper will contribute to the ongoing debates on the spiritual crisis of modern humans and ecological disequilibrium.

How to Cite
SAYEM, M. A. (2019). The Eco-Philosophy of Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Spiritual Crisis and Environmental Degradation. ISLAMIC STUDIES, 58(2), 271-295. Retrieved from