YorkU Students Partake in Campus Clean-up

YorkU Students Partake in Campus Clean-up

 By: Idil Said and Syed Ali Students at York University recently took part in a campus cleanup event organized by the York Muslims Students Association and Regenesis@York. The event included the cleanup of three woodlots located on the university’s property with supplies provided by Campus Services and Business Operations (CSBO)....
Islam and the Environment

Islam and the Environment

When Islam is featured in popular media, it’s often in the context of conflict: extremism, radicalism, fundamentalism. But Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, has a surprising perspective on his own faith: that it’s deeply predisposed towards environmental stewardship. In a public lecture and later...
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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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Against Modernity

Against Modernity

Fazlun Khalid - Islamic environmentalist, Founder-Director, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science One of the effects of what we’ve now come to know as modernity is that if you’re not up there with the rest of the crowd following “fashion” then you must be backward. Fashion has many guises and its most obvious manifestation is...
Muslims and Medicine

Muslims and Medicine

  By: Adline A Ghani Although health and wellness may be on everyone’s minds these days, attention to wellbeing is by no means a new concept. People have been searching for ways to ‘stay in the pink’ since the dawn of civilisation. In the Islamic world, early Muslim scientists and physicians played an essential role in...
Alhamdulillah for Trees

Alhamdulillah for Trees

  And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that...
Promising Environmental Action, Faiths Rise Together at Religions for the Earth Summit

Promising Environmental Action, Faiths Rise Together at Religions for the Earth Summit

Parliament Chair Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid commits to ensuring that the forthcoming 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, will make sustainable living a primary focus. Imam Mujahid speaks here at the Religions for the Earth MultiFaith Service held September 21, International Day of Peace, at Cathedral Church of St. John...
On the Recovery of the Ozone Layer

On the Recovery of the Ozone Layer

  By Hind Al-Abadleh, Reading the news headlines1 on September 10, 2014 about the start of recovery of the ozone layer over Antarctica cheered my heart as someone who teaches about the chemistry of the ozone hole and the role that chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) played in speeding up the destruction of this ‘shield’ gas up in...
British Muslims Go Green: 100km Cycle Challenge and First Eco Fair

British Muslims Go Green: 100km Cycle Challenge and First Eco Fair

  Press Release: British Muslims went green this Saturday, 6th September, as Muslims from all over London took part in a 100km cycle ride from Mosque to Mosque. Muslims pray 5 times a day from dawn till dusk, and each ‘Salah’ prayer constituted a different stop at some of London’s most iconic houses of worship, from...
The Value of Trees in Islam

The Value of Trees in Islam

September 21-27, 2014 marks National Forest Week in Canada. To learn more on how you can become involved, please visit www.canadianforestry.com By: Muaz Nasir Many of us are aware of the environmental benefits of trees. They provide shelter and food for animals, purify the air of pollution and regulate the temperature within urban environments. They...
Interfaith Guided Hike - Photos

Interfaith Guided Hike – Photos

Thank you for attending the Greening Sacred Spaces Guided Hike yesterday afternoon. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive and everyone had a great time. As promised, we have included some links to the participating organizations that helped put this event together. We would like to thank them for their contribution and for making this...
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 Park! Conveniently located near the...
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 exchange what is better for...
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 has been to raise awareness...
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.