Muslims across the world to celebrate Earth Day with Green Khutbah Campaign

Muslims across the world to celebrate Earth Day with Green Khutbah Campaign

    TORONTO, March 16, 2015 – Muslims across the world will commemorate Earth Day on Friday, April 24th, 2015, with the ‘Green Khutbah Campaign’ as religious leaders deliver a sermon to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity. “The theme of this year’s Green Khutbah Campaign is “Water...
Watchful Eyes

Watchful Eyes

  Filmmaker Aman Ali shares word of Homegrown Homies, a wonderful new internet short film series with Google about the lives of Muslim Americans. The first episode is about professor and author Dr. Ingrid Mattson and her dog Ziggy. “Dr. Mattson is one of the most prominent female leaders in the Muslim community, and was...
Alhamdulillah for Tea

Alhamdulillah for Tea

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...
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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Confessions of a Muslim Vegetarian

Confessions of a Muslim Vegetarian

By: Zehra Abbas I was about 12 when I decided I should be a vegetarian — yes, a Muslim vegetarian. Naturally, my creative parents would mush up chicken and hide it in my dinner, then lie about the entire affair. Perhaps it was observing the bloody slaughters on my trips back home, or the cuddly...
Alhamdulillah for Maps

Alhamdulillah for Maps

      And to Allah belongs the east and the west. So wherever you [might] turn, there is the Face of Allah . Indeed, Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. (Quran 2:115) The “Alhamdulillah Series” was inspired by Ruzky Aliyar who featured a series of nature images with the tagline “Alhamdulillah”. The series was profiled...
Idris Tawfiq Dwells in the Gardens of Islam

Idris Tawfiq Dwells in the Gardens of Islam

By: Idris Tawfiq {Strongest among men in enmity to the Believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the Believers wilt thou find those who say “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning (priests), and men who have renounced the world (monks), and they are...
‘Going Green’ in the 6th Century - Prophet Muhammad: the Environmentalist

‘Going Green’ in the 6th Century – Prophet Muhammad: the Environmentalist

By: Sariya Contractor An advertisement created by an organization that works for the environment shows the blood covered body of an injured baby seal. The bright red against the white snow is a jarring illustration of human callousness. The beautiful blue-black eyes of the baby seal mesmerize the viewer with its silent appeal for protection and...
Alhamdulillah for Honey

Alhamdulillah for Honey

And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct. Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you].” There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing...
A Testament to Multifaith Collaboration

A Testament to Multifaith Collaboration

  The support of a leading community foundation for the charity, Faith & the Common Good (FCG), is a testament to the value of multi-faith collaboration said Dr. Lucy Cummings, Executive Director of FCG. Cummings made the remarks on Sunday at the announcement of a grant to Faith & the Common Good by the Olive Tree Foundation (OTF). “The...
Dua: Bringing Faith to the Climate Change Discussion

Dua: Bringing Faith to the Climate Change Discussion

This Dua was written by Imam Zaid Shakir, senior faculty member of the Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California as part of the Our Voices campaign. O Allah, our Creator, the one who originated the heavens and the Earth, There is not a moving creature but You have grasp of its forelock. Verily You are our...
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). Several dozen students and staff...
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 interview with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy,...
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...