Signs on the Earth; Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis

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This book, by one of the world’s leading Muslim environmentalists, explores what is perhaps the greatest threat humanity faces today, namely climate change.

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This book, by one of the world’s leading Muslim environmentalists, explores what is perhaps the greatest threat humanity faces today, namely climate change.

Fazlun Khalid looks unflinchingly at how modernity imposes itself on the world, throwing traditional societies and ways of life into disarray. This unfolding disruption has corrupted the balance of the earth’s natural ecosystems while holding out illusory promises of ‘progress’.

Instead he urges that such progress through industrialisation, economic growth and an unsustainable addiction to consumerism desperately needs to be rethought.

His radical reconsideration of prevailing models of ‘development’ draws inspiration from the realm of the sacred. He makes a special appeal to Muslims to reflect on their own particular responsibility in addressing the perils faced by the planet. Recognising, however, that environmental concerns are a collective responsibility, Fazlun Khalid calls on people of all faiths and none, to work together to leave future generations a planet on which they will not only survive but thrive.

Additional information

Weight 0.852 kg
Isbn

9781847740755

Extent

268

author

Binding

Paperback

Imprint

Kube Publishing

2 reviews for Signs on the Earth; Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis

  1. R

    “Fazlun Khalid has been a leader in Islam and Ecology for over 40 years. His dedication to this is noteworthy as can be seen in his life work. Signs on the Earth is a carefully researched and passionately written plea for the wellbeing of our Earth community. Fazlun’s historical analysis and his economic critiques are penetrating and insightful. We hope Fazlun’s call to bring forward the rich resources of Islam for a just and flourishing future will be heeded by many.”

    John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker
    Directors, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University

  2. R

    ‘Signs on the Earth: Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis is a wake-up call and a call to action by one of the world’s leading Muslim environmentalists—Fazlun M. Khalid. Khalid tells the story of how money, power, and culture have created the current environmental crisis.

    This book (is) for anyone interested in learning about the state of the environment from an Islamic or an interfaith perspective.’ MuslimReads.com

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