Reserved national resources are public property and the income generated from these natural resources must be placed in the Public Treasury to finance the needs of the public. Such resources are not to be owned privately by a specific group or class of people or individuals for any specific merit. The revenue of such resources is solely to be used for public welfare. It becomes a collective responsibility of the Islamic society to be vigilant against any intruder or aggressor against this property. Any unlawful exploitation of common natural resources is banned according to Islamic teachings and principles. Allah, the Almighty, states in the Glorious Qur'an:
(...and do not act corruptly, making mischief on the earth.
Furthermore, this is based on the statement of Allah's Messenger ,
Muslims are partners in three (natural resources): water, grazing grass and fire.