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The Ethical Treatment of Animals

Cori Mancuso reflects on the Islamic moral and theological approach towards the treatment of animals, the controversial practices of industrial animal farming, and provides practical advice and recommendations on ethical consumerism in the Muslim community.   What are the Rights of Animals in the Modern World?   Animals are part of our everyday lives and […]

Reflecting on Water, the Anti-DAPL Movement, and Our Stewardship of the Earth

In response to the call from a native American tribal leader, there’s been a groundswell of support among North American based faith leaders to pray and reflect in solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock working to preserve local waters from the DAPL project. Ustadh Sharif Rosen delivered the following reflection at a prayer […]

Protecting The Environment – In Allah’s Words, by Shaykh Ali Hani

Shaykh Ali Hani is one of the greatest living experts of the Arabic language, the Quran and their sciences. In this video, Shaykh Ali describes what Allah tells us in the Quran about the environment – an important and timely lesson. The translator is Shaykh Hamza Karamali. Resources on protecting the environment: Scholars say Islam teaches care for […]

Living Right With This Planet

There are many crimes perpetrated in the modern world. The crimes against this planet, the tyranny of human beings against animals and the natural environment, are probably the worst, argues Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah. As part of this tour of Malaysia, Dr Umar delivered this unequivocal condemnation of our violation of all that God has […]

Green and Environmental Stewardship in Islam

What is the place of green and environmental stewardship in Islam? Ustadh Amjad Tarsin answers by citing several prophetic traditions emphasizing environmental consciousness and awareness. He gives three practical steps that Muslims should take to fulfill their role as stewards of the earth. Our thanks to ISNA Canada for the recording. Resources on Green and Environmental Stewardship of the Earth The Islamic Understanding of the Environment Scholars […]

Video: Growing Ecologies of Peace, Compassion and Blessing – Dr. Aref Ali Nayed

Growing Ecologies of Peace, Compassion and Blessing Dr. Aref Ali Nayed is Founder and Director of Kalam Research & Media (KRM). He currently lectures on Islamic Theology, Logic, and Spirituality at the restored Uthman Pasha Madrasa in Tripoli, Libya, and supervises Graduate Students at the Islamic Call College there. He is Senior Advisor to the […]

The Inner Dimension of Going Green

“Our interaction with nature is clearly constrained and directed by such foundational ethical precepts as mercy, moderation, and gratitude, which, when systematically  understood  and  applied,  result  in  ecological health. But ethical precepts refer ultimately to human nature, and therefore ecological health is rooted in psychological health. From this deep-level perspective, environmental degradation is less a resource-problem than an attitude-problem. This psycho-ecological […]

Scholars say Islam teaches care for the environment

Shaykh Musa Furber, a leading American Muslim faqih and author, is interviewed on the Islamic perspective of caring for the environment. Scholars say Islam teaches care for the environment– The National Vesela Todorova ABU DHABI // To many UAE residents, littering appears such a trivial matter it hardly warrants a second thought. But if those […]