"The earth is green and beautiful, and Allah has appointed you his stewards over it.” (Sahih Muslim)
The magnum opus of the West’s leading Muslim environmentalist.
A major study of environmentalism and Islam in practice and theory, with an historical overview that sets out future challenges, including reformulating the fiqh or Islamic legal tradition to take the ecological dimension seriously.
In addressing this book to the one billion Muslims in the world it has the potential to reinvigorate the desire for environmental change in a community that is ignored at the planets peril. In arguing that modernity, consumerism and industrialisation need to be rethought, alongside an appeal to reconnect man and woman with creation in the divine order, this book has the potential to transform a generation.
By Ibrahim Abdul Matin
Muslims are compelled by their religion to praise their Creator, pray, fast and give charity. But what is not widely known is that there are deep and long-standing connections between Islamic teachings and environmentalism.
In this ground breaking book, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture and interviews with Muslims to trace Islam's profound dedication to humankind's collective role as stewards of the Earth. Abdul-Matin points out that the Prophet Muhammad declared that the Earth is a mosque. 'Deen' means 'way' in Arabic. Abdul-Matin offers dozens of examples of how Muslims can follow, and already are following, a Green Deen in four areas: waste, watts (energy), water and food. At last, people of all beliefs can appreciate the gifts and contributions that Islam and Muslims bring to the environmental movement.
Sharing Eden: Green Teachings from Jews, Christians and Muslims
By Natan Levy, Harfiyah Haleem and David Shreeve
Sharing Eden sets out to show how respect for the environment is at the heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
"[A] very encouraging and helpful project, and I hope it inspires those in each of the three traditions to collaborate more in environmental thought." Sustainability in Crisis, United Kingdom
This introductory handbook combines beautiful and enlightening texts from each faith's religious teachings to address some of the most prominent environmental issues faced today, such as waste, climate change, and biodiversity. Each author brings a contemporary focus to the eternal challenge of caring for the environment and provides practical advice on how we can all do our share to protect it.
Sharing Eden sets out to show how respect for the environment is at the heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
By Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri
A comprehensive guide to Islam's position on animal welfare and the issue of halal.
This pioneering modern classic examines the Islamic principles of kindness and compassion toward animals. It compares animal sacrifice as practiced by the world's major religions and highlights the ethical issues that the mass production of meat raises, advocating alternative ways to produce halal
By M. S. Kayani
These stories and anecdotes from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions illustrate the Islamic teachings on kindness to animals. Format: Paperback These stories and anecdotes from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions illustrate the Islamic teachings on kindness to animals.