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Is it permitted to litter the streets?
Chapter 13

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ إِنَّا لَا نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ مَنْ أَحْسَنَ عَمَلاً (سورة الكهف, آية 30)

As to those who believe and work righteousness, verily We shall not suffer to perish the reward of any who do a (single) righteous deed.(Surah 18, Verse 30)

Sami bought a frozen popsicle in the grocery store, tore off the wrapping and threw it down on the ground. Ahmed saw him and said: "Pick up your litter. Remember, the street is the place where we walk and play and it's like a second home. Remember the verse: "As to those who believe and work righteousness, verily We shall not suffer to perish the reward of any who do a (single) righteous deed. Sami bent down, picked up the wrapper and threw it in the garbage can. Since then, whenever he sees someone littering without consideration for his friends and his surroundings, he reminds him of the verse.

Explanation: both children and adults should be taught to respect and preserve the environment. Many people throw litter in the streets because they feel that that outside their home they can do as they choose. They have no consideration for others. The Quran teaches us that those who do good deeds will be rewarded. To preserve a clean environment is a good deed because it implies that care for others so that all of us can enjoy the places where we work, study and live. Ahmed did well to find that particular verse and use it to teach his friend a lesson.