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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 […]

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 […]