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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’ …

CO2 Sinks: Is Earth Trying to Help?

CO2 Sinks: Is Earth Trying to Help?

All indications and scientific findings of climate change research point to the ever-increasing emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the earth’s atmosphere. Time and again, scientists have pointed out that this will increase temperatures in the earth’s atmosphere with devastating effects in the coming decades. With vast conviction among world scientists of the gravity of …

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 …

Luzon bush warbler

Birds Die in Paradise

The manner of bird hunting occurs worldwide. Environmentalists speak against this form of bird catching saying many bird species are becoming extinct. For countless years, the peak of Mount Pulag, the second highest in the Philippines standing at 9,609 feet, is heaven to thousands of migratory birds fleeing the freezing temperature of northeast China 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 …

Drastic Loss of Urban Gardens

Home gardens were once an indispensable element of the British urban residential streets. Yet these tiny private enclaves of greenery are under the threat of disappearing. The problem has even raised the attention of the parliament since February 2009 and as a result the Protection of Garden Land Bill has been drafted by the House of Commons. …

Symmetry: Perfections of Nature & Beauty of Science

Have you ever seen a Honeycomb? Have you ever wondered how bees cleverly build these hexagonal wax cells as stories for their honey? I’m talking here about symmetries in nature, the faces of beauty in our universe. Most of the symmetry patterns all over around us can be described, simulated, and promoted by geometric aspects, …



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