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When Less is More: Indian Practices for Protecting the Environment

Saad Razi Shaikh explores how tapping into India’s cultural practices can fulfil the Prophetic command to not waste resources, and to protect the environment. And do not waste, for God does not love the wasteful. [Quran 6:141] About two weeks back, I heard a scrap dealer passing by the road in front of my house. […]

Frequently Asked Questions – Living Green Series

The Living Green Series takes us through our responsibilities towards green living and environmental stewardship. In this segment, the panel speakers answer some frequently asked questions. At the end of the panel, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Leslie Adams, and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin answer some questions about environmentalism and living green. Why isn’t environmentalism  a more prominent […]

The Urgency of Stewardship – Living Green Series

The Living Green Series takes us through our responsibilities towards green living and environmental stewardship. In this segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains why we all have a responsibility to be stewards of the earth. Stewardship a necessary part of living in this world. We are actually commanded to work towards justice to everything around us, […]

Day 26: Reduce Waste–30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 26: Reduce Waste In these days of fasting, many of us make an effort to host and attend iftar dinners. We do this to reconnect with others, and share in the joy of this blessed month. However, sometimes these events come with a lot of waste; wasted food, wasted materials, and wasted time. For […]

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 […]

The Tree Cried and The Camel Wept, by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

The Tree Cried and The Camel Wept: The Prophet’s Mercy As Seen Through The Natural World, by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we […]

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 […]