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What is Your Islamic Spiritual Approach to the Environmental Crisis?

What Is Your Spiritual Approach to the Environmental Crisis?

If you are young and reading this, you are owed an apology. Your generation will have to bear the brunt of an environmental crisis the likes of which humanity has never seen. And much of the blame lies in your parents and grandparents’ generations, which failed to act when the evidence became clear that our …

The Five Rs to Living a Zero Waste Life Challenge

The Five Rs to Living a Zero Waste Life Challenge

When did the three Rs of environmentalism become five? And isn’t a zero waste life something only radicals do? Nope, you can easily challenge yourself to zero waste living and will definitely find some peace in the lifestyle. Imagine a day with no trash to take out or recyclables to sort. Not a single little wrapper …

Zamzam Water

Water: It Also Flows in Paradise

Allah created the heavens from its vapors (Surat Al-‘Anbya’ 21:30); yet we often devalue its healing powers. The prophet (SAW) advised us to “allow for one third food, one third water and one third air.” Science advices drinking at least 8-10 eight-ounce glasses of water a day. This including a glass ½-hour before and after every meal. …

Raising Green Banner of Islam

Raising Green Banner of Islam

Initiating river conservation programs premised on Islamic teachings, taking to the street in an ‘eco-jihad’, clean-up and hygiene campaigns, and learning why the practice of dynamite fishing is against the ecological message of Islam. These initiatives, premised on the ecological teachings of Islam, are indicative of the growing environmental movement amongst Muslims. This burgeoning ‘green’ …

Hazardous Waste is Not All Waste After All

Hazardous Waste is Not All Waste After All

All The rumbling sound welcomes you as you enter BRAL Residue Treatment Company for recycling refrigerators in Berlin. Inside the company, several old refrigerators are lined up on a conveyor belt, each waiting for its turn to be reduced into pellets and powder. In less than an hour, 50 of them will be crushed and …

Corps, Environmentalists Face Off Over Arctic Oil

Corps, Environmentalists Face Off Over Arctic Oil

While scientists and environmentalists worry about the melting of the Arctic ice cap, one of the major consequences of manmade global warming, oil companies are scrambling to profit from it. Arctic ice is falling almost to its lowest level on record these years. This decrease in the ice levels opens the opportunity for oil companies …

Facts about International Earth Day

Facts about International Earth Day

Being stewards of the Earth, it is the responsibility of Muslims to care for the environment in a proactive manner. There is a definite purpose behind the creation of different species, be it plants or animals.

Humans on Destruction Path

My childhood was rather colorful. The privilege of growing up in both the city and village made me appreciate the beauty and importance of nature. I remember the days when my cousins and I used to fish at a small open drain in front of my grandma’s ‘Kampung-style’ house. Yes, it was only a drain …



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