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Provides an account of Islam's contribution to the environment debate, born from the 1992 Earth Summit.
Mawil Izzi Dien has been writing about Islam and the environment since the early 1980s, when the United Nations published his first study, and is considered to be the world's leading authority on his subject. He lectures in Islamic Studies and runs a course on Religion and the Environment at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is the author of The Market Law of Islam, and has contributed numerous articles in the Encyclopaedia of Islam. He is President of the Institut Europeen des Sciences Humaines Saint-Leger-Fougeret and was until recently a Council Member in the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies.
It admirably and largely successfully attempts to avoid abstraction ... I would recommend the book. The Environmentalist "A pioneer work to be commended. The author is at his most persuasive in the chapters which concern Islamic law, economic justice, and public interest. The author is sympathetic to calls for Christianity and Islam to join together in combating modern materialistic trends which are causing long-term damage to the welfare of human beings." Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol 6, No. 2, 2001