Why be Green?

Why be Green?

By: Dr. M. Nazir Khan The earth and its natural resources are being ravaged by mankind. But why should people care? ​ Are there any practical ways to make a difference? And will people actually bother to change their current lifestyle to protect the environment before it is too late? Every human...
The Forgotten Sunnah – Standing in the Rain

The Forgotten Sunnah – Standing in the Rain

By Sh. Khalid Abduroaf An unusual sound penetrated my train of thought as I sat studying at my desk. I looked up pensively from my book and a few moments passed before I realised that what I was hearing was the sound of pouring rain. A sound so common back...
Green Tips from the Sunnah

Green Tips from the Sunnah

  This article was released in advance of Earth Day 2015 at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. For more information, please visit www.islam.ca.  By Shaikh Ahmad Kutty Today, the earth is in a deplorable state: greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from our over use of fossil fuels is creating a...
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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Huge support for ‘Islam Is Green’ environment campaign

Huge support for ‘Islam Is Green’ environment campaign

  Earlier in March, the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) launched its ‘Islam is Green’ campaign in conjunction with the ‘Time to Act Climate Change’ march in London. The ‘Islam is Green’ campaign saw iERA’s official launch of their official website, a destination designed to empower Muslims in tackling climate change, and fulfilling their religious...
It's Time We Treat Chickens as Animals and Not Products

It’s Time We Treat Chickens as Animals and Not Products

By: Ziyaad Mia, “The day may come, when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny…The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but, ‘Can they suffer?'” Jeremy Bentham (1748 – 1832) Introduction to the Principles...
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 – A Sacred Gift,” said...
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 almost attacked and received several...
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 of Allah, Khaleafa.com has picked...
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...