Green Deen - What Islam Teaches About Protecting The Planet by Ibrahim Abdul Matin
By Ibrahim Abdul Matin, Kube Publishing, paperback, 264 pages
This groundbreaking book draws on research, scripture and interviews with Muslims to trace Islam's profound dedication to humankind's collective role as stewards of the Earth.
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.
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 blends his passion for a green economy, his love and understanding of faith, and a deep commitment to justice in this book.” —Van Jones, founder, Green for All