Islamic Resources

"What is in the heavens and the earth belongs to God.

God encompasses all things"

Qur’an 4:126

Articles & Resources

“Islam and Marine Conservation” originally published in Islamic Monthly

Organizations & Resources

This book, by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, "examines Islamic principles that support environmentalism and presents stories of Muslim Americans who are part of the solution across four areas — water, waste, energy and food."

Aytzim: Ecological Judaism

Teachers Guide Book for Islamic Environmental Education by Fazlun Khalid and Ali Kh Thani

Published by The Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences IFEES

 

The author’s sought to have this work promoted freely. The statement of purpose was the following:

“The basis of Muslim social interaction is to establish good action and prohibit the bad. This is Fardh (an obligatory act) and is embodied in the phrase Amr bil maa’ruf (calling to the good).

Teaching others about the natural world and how to behave in it are important parts of this responsibility. This resource has been designed to help teachers how to communicate this message to others and cultivate respect for the marine environment.”

 

“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

 

The booklet explains six principles drawn from Al Qur’an that guide believers in responding to the natural world and caring to avoid destruction of God’s creation.

  • Tawhid--the principle of unity as part of the nature of the Creator and the importance of his Creation

  • Khalq--every single thing we see around as part of this unity

  • Mizan--the balance that makes all creation works

  • Insan--humankind’s purpose in creation

  • Fasad--the human capacity for corruption, mischief, and destructiveness

  • Khalifa--our obligation as God’s steward on Earth and guardian of His creation

Canfei Nesharim:

Sustainable Living Inspired by the Torah

ظَهَرَ الْفَسَادُ فِى الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِى النَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُم بَعْضَ الَّذِى عَمِلُوا۟ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

Corruption has appeared in land and sea caused by the hands of people so that they may taste the consequences of their actions and turn back

Qur’an, The Romans (Ar Rum) – 30:41

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