Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet

Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet

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by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1605094641

ISBN-13: 9781605094649

Pub. Date: 11/11/2010

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Muslims are compelled by their religion to praise their Creator, pray, fast, and give charity. But what is not widely known is that there are deep and long-standing connections between Islamic teachings and environmentalism. In this groundbreaking book, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture, and interviews with Muslim Americans to trace Islam's profound

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Muslims are compelled by their religion to praise their Creator, pray, fast, and give charity. But what is not widely known is that there are deep and long-standing connections between Islamic teachings and environmentalism. In this groundbreaking book, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture, and interviews with Muslim Americans to trace Islam's profound dedication to humankind's collective role as stewards of the Earth. Abdul-Matin points out that the Prophet Muhammad declared that ?the Earth is a mosque.?

Deen means ?path? or ?way? in Arabic. Abdul-Matin offers dozens of examples of how Muslims can follow, and already are following, a Green Deen in four areas: ?waste, watts (energy), water, and food.? At last, people of all beliefs can appreciate the gifts and contributions that Islam and Muslims bring to the environmental movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605094649
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/11/2010
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
424,756
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Congressman Keith Ellison xi

Preface: This Deen Called Islam xvii

Introduction: The Earth Is a Mosque 1

Part I Waste 19

1 The Problem of Overconsumption 24

2 The Environmental Movement as a Response to Overconsumption 33

3 Green Muslims 46

4 Green Mosques 57

Part II Watts 73

5 Energy from Hell 77

6 Energy from Heaven 89

7 Efficiency and Green Jobs 101

8 Living off the Grid 109

Part III Water 115

9 Water-Essential for Survival 119

10 Toxic Waste in Our Water 124

11 The Wonderful World of Wudu 133

Part IV Food 141

12 Feeding Your Family 146

13 Urban and Suburban Food Gardens 157

14 The Farmers' Market l63

15 Green Zabiha 171

16 American Halal-Setting the Stage for the Future 179

Conclusion: Following the Call l85

Notes 191

Glossary of Islamic Terms 209

Resources 213

Acknowledgments 217

Index 221

About the Author 229

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