Qur’an Creation & Conservation

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Qur’an Creation & Conservation is in introduction to the ethical foundations of Islamic environmentalism from the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science. It discusses creation, corruption, balance, and the many parts that make up these three categories. To read the entire document, click here.

Teachers Guide Book for Islamic Environmental Education

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“Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong.They are the ones who have success” Al Qur’an 3:104

This guidebook is part of the Misali Ethics Pilot Project under the Misali Conservation Project. The basis of Muslim social interaction is to establish good action and prohibit the bad. They believe that teaching others about the natural world and how to behave in it are important parts of this responsibility. This resource was designed to help teachers communicate this message and to cultivate respect for the environment. To read the entire guidebook, click here.

Environment and Islam

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Climate Change: A Call for Personal Changes is an article about the Islamic faith and the environment. The author, Imam Shabir Ally, discusses conservation, the sanctity of planting trees, the equilibrium of all life, man’s purpose, and a call for change. He pulls quotes directly from the Quran and explains their relationship to creation. To read the entire article, click here.

Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences Statement on Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

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Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science made a statement after President Trump made the decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. It claimed that “As Muslims, we believe humans have been entrusted as stewards upon the Earth and as such are saddened and disappointed by President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement. We commend and support all the countries, organizations and American states who remain committed to the agreement and are indeed willing to surpass the targets.” To read more on the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science website, click here.

Green Deem: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet

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Written by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, this book goes into the Islamic Faith’s connection with the environment. It discusses Islamic followers’ responsibility to the earth as stewards, as well as some of the ways that Muslim communities are taking action. For a brief summary of this book, follow this link. It is available for purchase on Amazon here.