About The Eco Muslim
#EcoIslam news, environment tips and Green Muslim lifestyle from British Muslim Zaufishan Iqbal. “As-salam`alaykum, greetings of peace,...
#EcoIslam news, environment tips and Green Muslim lifestyle from British Muslim Zaufishan Iqbal.
“As-salam`alaykum, greetings of peace, respect and eco-jihad.”
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The Eco Muslim is part of Zaufishan Iqbal's "eco jihad", a greener effort to make our community on Earth that tiny bit purer to live in. Or at least, a wee bit sparklier for the day after tomorrow.
Zaufishan encourages everyone to live on less by following the 4Rs: Reuse! (e.g. leftover water) Reduce! (how much food you waste) Recycle! (your unwanted clothes) Reject! (poverty, homelessness and exploitation) Insha-Allah (God willing).
"Human beings according to Islam are considered the best of creation. Created from organic materials, Earth, water and infused with the 'fitra' - a divine inclination - humans are from the Earth. The Earth is a part of ourselves. And it is our responsibility to protect it." ~ The Eco Muslim
A general understanding of the Arabic word Jihaad (جهاد) is a Muslim's struggle of self-improvement. Muslims struggle to wake up for fajr (morning) prayer, remove injustice and keep our mosques tayyab (clean and pure). And an eco-jihad is only one branch of a Muslim's Jihad.
An eco-jihad is the effort to preserve what's natural around us, to value resources from wherever they are sourced and to improve the quality of life for others - people, animals and plants. It could mean organising a street clean-up, planting a tree or eating organic. That is an eco-jihad.
How You Can Chip In
The Eco Muslim works with some of the world’s leading people to grow the branches between ‘green’ faith and social action, and makes du`a’ (supplication) that her generation of Muslims will be fearless in healing their malnourished communities.
1) Tell everyone you know about The Eco Muslim through your social networks.
2) Original articles may be reposted with appropriate credit:
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3) Want to book The Eco Muslim, got eco ideas, or a green book to plug? Contact her through info[at]theecomuslim.com or leave a comment in the section below each post.
4) Ask The Eco Muslim team to review your eco/ halal companies and products. Share it with others on The Eco Muslim's Facebook page.
5) Better yet, become a branch OF the team. See how you can contribute.
For more information about The Eco Muslim's work and projects check these out:
www.theecomuslim.com | www.zaufishan.co.uk | www.muslimness.com | www.ibeq.co.uk