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...
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...
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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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.
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...