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Green Deen [electronic resource] : what Islam teaches about protecting the planet / Ibrahim Abdul-Matin ; foreword by Keith Ellison.

Author/Creator:
Abdul-Matin, Ibrahim.
Publication:
San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (263 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
A BK currents book
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Subjects:
Environmental protection -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Nature -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Sustainable living.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
"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 Islam's preoccupation with 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 d
Contents:
Contents; Foreword; Preface: This Deen Called Islam; Introduction: The Earth Is a Mosque; Part I: Waste; 1 The Problem of Overconsumption; 2 The Environmental Movement as a Response to Overconsumption; 3 Green Muslims; 4 Green Mosques; Part II: Watts; 5 Energy from Hell; 6 Energy from Heaven; 7 Efficiency and Green Jobs; 8 Living off the Grid; Part III: Water; 9 Water - Essential for Survival; 10 Toxic Waste in Our Water; 11 The Wonderful World of Wudu; Part IV: Food; 12 Feeding Your Family; 13 Urban and Suburban Food Gardens; 14 The Farmers' Market; 15 Green Zabiha
16 American Halal-Setting the Stage for the FutureConclusion: Following the Call; Notes; Glossary of Islamic Terms; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; M; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; W; Z; Resources; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Z; About the Author
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Ellison, Keith, author.
ISBN:
1-282-88550-2
9786612885501
1-60509-466-8
OCLC:
690102876