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5 Ethical Reasons To Live #BelowTheLine

I'm on the last days of the Live #BelowTheLine challenge. Help me reach my target +  www.livebelowtheline.com/me/theecomuslim Ethi...

I'm on the last days of the Live #BelowTheLine challenge. Help me reach my target + www.livebelowtheline.com/me/theecomuslim

Ethics is a funny word. Coming from the Greek root ‘ethos’, a person who lives with ethics, has character. And what was Prophet Muhammad of Islam, salallahu `alayhi was-salam sent for?

"الْأَخْلَاقِ حُسْنَ"  
To perfect our character.

Having ethics is therefore synonymous with being a ‘green’ Muslim because our actions are meant to emit ethos. Oodles of it.

Did you know over 1 billion people survive on less than £1 a day? That’s the UK price for half a punnet of raspberries, or a small loaf of brown bread.

I want you to imagine a woman living in your town who goes days without any of this nutrition; you think she’s on state benefits and you just don’t bother inquiring. MADE’s Live Below The Line Campaign is aimed at ending this poverty. So, what are you going to do?

Ask yourself: What did I do to alleviate that? Is it in my job description as a Khalifa (leader)? Is it my responsibility as a Ra’ee (shepherd)? Do I have the ethics to carry out the Live Below The Line challenge?

If you’re still unsure about whether you can do it, take any one of these simple 5 ethical factors to help the MADE team and The Eco Muslim live on £1 a day and improve people’s lives, insha-Allah, God willing.

  1. The LBTL challenge is Islamic. How? By eating less you become an example of Prophetic behaviour which taught people the 3/3 Eating Rule: fill your stomach with 1/3 of food, 1/3 of water, and leave 1/3 for air.
  2. It could end our consumption crises. How? Thinking about what you eat and consciously choosing meals changes your attitude towards eating the wrong foods which is the cause of many physical, and spiritual problems.
  3. It restores social balance. How? We can donate the cost of our weekly shop towards the challenge.
  4. Living on £1 a day sends a powerful message. How? Just like fasting in Ramadan, our friends and colleagues will adapt to our eating habits and be compelled to ask about why we’re doing the challenge, how to help and what it means. Getting more friends on board will make a bigger impact as a whole when local councils and the government sees the demand to end poverty. *Potential Dawah Opportunity you know!
  5. Living Below The Line is about your humanity. Oh, really? Yes, really. The question is not so much ‘how will I benefit from the LBTL challenge?’ The question is ‘why haven’t I signed up to help another life already?!’ There may be a day in the future when you need some anonymous person’s fund to just survive. Prevent that day by signing up.

Help us end poverty. Sponsor The Eco Muslim just £5 or whatever you can afford to reach her target of £500. May you be rewarded with Paradise:

Image + UK Council

Peace + eco-jihad.
Zaufishan, The Eco Muslim

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