Green Leaders: Siraj Berhan

Green Leaders: Siraj Berhan

Green Leaders is new online series, profiling Muslims who are involved in the environmental movement. The goal is to highlight the achievements of those within our community and provide role models for the youth who are interested in pursuing a career in an environmentally-related field. This week we follow Siraj Berhan,...
Sharing Success: Fair Trade Commerce for a Better World

Sharing Success: Fair Trade Commerce for a Better World

By: Shaykh Hamza Yusuf [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf's lecture entitled 'Fair Trade Commerce for a Better World.' The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity. This transcript originally appeared on MuslimMatters on March 28th, 2014]. All praise be to Allāh...
Khaleafa.com

Khaleafa.com

As interest in the environmental movement continues to grow, many Muslims are revisiting their faith in an effort to identify the contributions Islam can bring in promoting greater environmental awareness. Muslims across the world have quickly adopted and adapted the green movement; spearheading new projects in their own communities and...
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Green Leaders: Fizza Mir

Green Leaders: Fizza Mir

Green Leaders is new online series, profiling Muslims who are involved in the environmental movement. The goal is to highlight the achievements of those within our community and provide role models for the youth who are interested in pursuing a career in an environmentally-related field. This week we follow Fizza Mir, a Canadian educator, activist and...
Green Khutbah Campaign 2014

Green Khutbah Campaign 2014

Muslims across the world to celebrate Earth Day with Green Khutbah Campaign TORONTO, March 20, 2014 – Muslims across the world will commemorate Earth Day on Friday, April 18th, 2014, with the ‘Green Khutbah Campaign’ as religious leaders deliver a sermon to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity. “We are encouraging mosques, schools, universities...
Islam and Animal Rights

Islam and Animal Rights

  By: Luyfiyah Suliman All living beings – humans, birds, animals, insects etc – are worthy of consideration and respect. Islam has always viewed animals as a special part of God’s creation. Mankind is responsible for whatever it has at its disposal, including animals whose rights must be respected. The Holy Qur’an, the Hadith, and the history of Islamic civilization...
Combating the Disease: Materialism and its Effects

Combating the Disease: Materialism and its Effects

By Safia Latif Rows of colorful handbags repose on shelves and display tables around me. They boast of their structured silhouettes and textured leathers: boarskin, saffiano, patent. But these are not just any handbags. Carefully embossed in the center in glossy patent black or lined in gold, the words of the designer brand catch the...
Alhamdulillah for the Fog

Alhamdulillah for the Fog

  The “Alhamdulillah Series” was inspired by Ruzky Aliyar who featured a series of nature images with the tagline “Alhamdulillah”. The series was profiled on Muslim Matters during the Winter of 2012 and quickly drew praise for the simplicity of the message. Building upon this effort to remember the many blessings of Allah, Khaleafa.com has...
Sacred Science and the Environmental Crisis

Sacred Science and the Environmental Crisis

By: Muaz Nasir This past weekend marked the 12th annual Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto, Canada. The conference brings together academics and scholars from across the world and engages participants in lectures ranging in topics from civic engagement to environmentalism from an Islamic perspective. This year Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasir, prominent author, researcher...
Islamic Gardens in the UK

Islamic Gardens in the UK

By: Muaz Nasir Are there community gardens operated by your local mosque? Is there such a thing as an Islamic or Quranic garden? What are the Islamic principles regarding gardening and agriculture in general? These questions and more have been asked by avid gardeners in the Muslims community who have been keen on establishing natural areas that conform to traditional Islamic...
The Existence of the “Vegetarian Muslim”

The Existence of the “Vegetarian Muslim”

By: Karima Burns The Prophet (SAW) said, “The superiority of ‘Aisha to other ladies is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e., a meat and bread dish) to other meals.” When one first reads the above Hadith, it appears to be non-controversial and simply stated to honor a strong and blessed Muslim woman. However, a vegetarian...
Alhamdulillah for the Mountains

Alhamdulillah for the Mountains

  And you see the mountains, thinking them rigid, while they will pass as the passing of clouds. [It is] the work of Allah , who perfected all things. Indeed, He is Acquainted with that which you do. (Surat An-Naml 27:88) December 11th marks International Mountain Day, as recognized by the United Nations. This year...
Reconnecting with Nature

Reconnecting with Nature

By: Klaudia Khan The concept of responsible management and taking care of the natural environment is firmly embedded in the teachings of Islam, so Muslims shouldn’t be reminded that living eco-friendly lifestyle is part of their religion. Or do they? Fazlun Khalid, a man synonymous with the eco-Islam movement and one of the most influential...
Is the rise of Islamic finance good news for the environment?

Is the rise of Islamic finance good news for the environment?

By Nalima Choudhury The growing Islamic finance sector could spell good news for investments in clean energy according to experts RTCC has spoken to. Islamic finance is growing 50% faster than the traditional banking sector, and it has huge growth potential, with assets expected to increase by 250% this year. Its profile was boosted last...
Alhamdulillah for Fall Colours

Alhamdulillah for Fall Colours

    Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby fruits of varying colors? And in the mountains are tracts, white and red of varying shades and [some] extremely black. (Surat Fāţir 35:27) The “Alhamdulillah Series” was inspired by Ruzky Aliyar who featured a series of nature...