Muslims Should Waqf for Water Because It’s Good for the Environment

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The video is a bit slow to start and speaks to a somewhat unsophisticated audience, but it introduces an important concept of charity in Islam (sadaqah jariyah), and why Muslims should support “Waqf” –– for the environment’s sake. Or at the very least political stability. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Waqf […]

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Environment Artist Ran Morin And How He Relates to the "Nature" of the Middle East

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Famous for his Orange Suspendu sculpture in Jaffa, I had the pleasure to interview environmental artist Ran Morin. Rarely granting interviews with the press, Morin spoke with me a little about living and working in Israel, and man’s place in the environment. Earlier this week Ran Morin sent me an invite to the launching of […]

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Environmental Conference for Imams Challenges Israeli Muslims to Go Green

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(Image credit marantzer)  Last Thursday fifty Muslim clerics gathered in Umm el-Fahm for a conference to raise awareness regarding environmental issues among imams.  The first of its kind, the conference was an important stepping stone in improving the quality of the environment in Israeli-Arab towns. Organized partially by the director of Environmental Quality Unit Northern […]

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Faith & the Environment: Multi-faith Perspectives

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In a special guest post, Steve Chase, the founder & director of the Environmental Advocacy & Organising course from Antioch University in New England, shares with Green Prophet his reflections from a University-wide event held this past february in the US that examined climate activism from both Jewish & Christian perspectives. “This week, Antioch University […]

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