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Islam: The Green Faith Is A Reflection

"The way we treat the planet is a reflection of the way we treat ourselves," Abdul-Matin wrote. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin says look ...

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"The way we treat the planet is a reflection of the way we treat ourselves," Abdul-Matin wrote.

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin says look no further than the Qur'an for advice to take care of the planet.

In his book, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet, Abdul-Matin outlines how to be a green Muslim and how Islam encourages it.

Writing for GOOD, Abdul-Matin states,
“No other faith on the planet that has such a clear and present message to humanity that our actions, our greed, and our hubris can lead to the spoiling of the planet we all have to live upon.”
He gives examples of green initiatives, like the socially responsible and halal Saffron Road meals.

Muslim environmentalists are the new radicals, trading guns for gardens, and passing around videos like the Story of Stuff, Anne Leonard’s treatment of the life cycle of garbage, or Food Inc, the indictment of the American food industrial complex.

Abdul-Matin says to love the planet is to love oneself, and it’s time Muslims and all others who live on the planet start loving themselves.

+ GOOD: Muslim Environmentalism, What the Koran Teaches about Saving the Planet

From Muslim Voices
Image + Kevin Dooley

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