Interfaith Guided Hike

Interfaith Guided Hike

Khaleafa.com is a proud supporter of the upcoming Greening Sacred Spaces – Guided Hike. This interfaith stewardship activity will delve into the spiritual perspective on environmental and ecological stewardship. Spaces are limited, so sign up early to avoid disappointment. Join Greening Sacred Spaces for a guided hike at Taylor Creek...
Alhamdulillah for Garlic

Alhamdulillah for Garlic

      And [recall] when you said, “O Moses, we can never endure one [kind of] food. So call upon your Lord to bring forth for us from the earth its green herbs and its cucumbers and its garlic and its lentils and its onions.” [Moses] said, “Would you...
Charter for Compassion

Charter for Compassion

Since its inception, Khaleafa.com has served as a portal to reignite the discussion about the environment from the Muslim-Canadian perspective. We have shared stories, profiled leaders and provided resources to highlight the contribution Islam can bring to the global environmental movement. What has remained at the core of our mandate...
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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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Greening Islam

Greening Islam

Earlier this year, Sarrah AbuLughod, a Green Muslims Board Member, was interviewed by a reporter with Symbolia Magazine and Showtime on climate change. Her story was captured in comic format designed by Audrey Quinn and Luncy Bellwood and can be found as part of the Years of Living Dangerously series presented by Showtime.
Ramadan Reminders

Ramadan Reminders

Back by popular demand, Ramadan Reminders will be returning every week for you to share with your friends and family. These humorous reminders encourage Muslims to take the green alternative this Ramadan and think about the environmental consequences of everyday actions. For those who missed them last year, we have uploaded these cards for your...
Getting to Green During Ramadan

Getting to Green During Ramadan

  By Kori Majeed Ramadan is the perfect boot camp for the soul. This Blessed Month is like thirty days of acting on New Year’s resolutions, only we are working on them alongside our community. What better time to focus on getting green than during Ramadan when we are consciously trying to follow the Prophet’s...
Islam offers important lessons for environmental movement

Islam offers important lessons for environmental movement

By: Syed Rizvi, When I first heard of Obama’s most recent plan to combat climate change, I thought about the issue of the environment more broadly.Ninety-seven percent of scientists say climate change exists, and according to 18 scientific associations,humans are the prevailing cause for this change. Putting aside the inevitable political wrangling over such a plan, the...
Canada Muslim Kids Go Green

Canada Muslim Kids Go Green

BRAMPTON — Muslim volunteers in Ontario’s city of Mississauga have launched a new campaign to raise environmental awareness, planting 300 trees in the wooded areas in the Peel region. “We wanted to teach kids the notion of ‘sadaqa-e-jariya’,” Abdul Wahab, head imam of Muslim Welfare Centre, told Northumberland News on Tuesday, June 3. “We also...
One Million Trees Campaign

One Million Trees Campaign

  Help Evergreen improve wildlife habitat in Mississauga by joining us to plant native trees and shrubs in the Applewood Greenbelt! Saturday, May 31 10am–noon A planting demonstration will be provided, along with gloves, tools, and light refreshments. Event will run rain or shine. Please dress in weather-appropriate clothing, including sturdy (closed-toe) footwear, and bring a water bottle....
Alhamdulillah for Spring

Alhamdulillah for Spring

  And Allah has sent down rain from the sky and given life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who listen (Quran 16:65). The “Alhamdulillah Series” was inspired by Ruzky Aliyar who featured a series of nature images with the tagline “Alhamdulillah”. The series was...
10 Green Hadiths

10 Green Hadiths

By: Muhammad Fathi Did the Prophet (peace and blssings be upon him) say anything about saving our planet? Did he promote any ideas or practices relevant to the world’s growing concern about the future of the earth and its resources? Today, with the increasing awareness of the dangers facing our planet and the great interest...
The “Muslim” response to climate change?

The “Muslim” response to climate change?

  By: Hind Al-Abadleh The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) started releasing reports on their fifth assessment of the status of the climate starting in September 2013.  The latest report on adaptation and mitigation came out last Sunday, April 13.  The reports are the synthesis of scientific studies on climate science from field, laboratory...
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, one of the founders of...
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 (SWT). I’d like to thank Allāh...
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...