Saudi Arabian Sheikh Claims That Use of Ethanol Fuel May Breach Islamic Law

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There is a lot of debate around the use of ethanol and other plant-based fuels.  Many claim that the energy required to produce ethanol (including fertilizers, farm equipment, transformation from plant materials, and transportation) just doesn’t sufficiently counteract all the environmental damage caused by the fossil fuels that is replaces. So as if the discussion […]

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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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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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The Qu’ran on the Environment

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I was out walking about a forest around Jerusalem today and kept hearing gunshots firing off from the Arab village across the way. They’re celebrating Hajj now, said my boyfriend. And I thought of all the Muslims who must be aching to make their pilgrammage to Mecca. With so many people converging in one small […]

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