By: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin(Author), Keith Ellison(Foreword By)
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.' Green 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.
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For the past ten years, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin has been at the intersection for the arts, music, organising, activism, and philanthropy. As a linebacker at the University of Rhode Island and Political Science Major, Ibrahim was a finalist for the prestigious NCAA Scholar and Athlete award. In 2000, he became an Outward Bound instructor and by 2002 was part of the founding team of the Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment. He has also been published in ColorLines, WireTap Magazine, Wenited, and Left Turn. Abdul-Matin is also a full time community organizer currently working at Transportation Alternatives and within the American Muslim community. A Green for All fellow, Abdul-Matin has become a frequent contributor on news broadcasts in America.
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