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Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781605094649
Author(s): Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
Format: Paperback
Year: 2010
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Dimensions: 141 x 219 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 232

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The Earth is a mosque Muslims are compelled by their religion to praise the Creator and to care for their community. 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 Islams preoccupation with humankinds 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.

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin not only shows the myriad ways American Muslims are contributing to the resolution of the environmental crisis that threatens us all but also goes a long way toward humanizing the Muslim community by sharing with the reader the lives of so many extraordinary, talented, and visionary people.

Imam Zaid Shakir, Zaytuna College, Berkeley, Cal
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