‘Recite in the name of your Lord who created’
‘And your Lord is the most generous – who taught by the pen, taught man that which he knew not’. Quran (96 :1-5)
Education and knowledge brings us closer to understanding any topic. Don’t trust the internet or social media posts like this on which to base your learning on sustainability. Read books. Read diversely. Understand what’s going on with the planet. The science and Islamic principles behind it. The impact it is having now. Who it impacts. The impact it’ll have in the future. How we can solve it.
Challenge yourself this Ramadan to research an article and/or read a book about environmentalism. We will be sharing some ‘recommended reading’ on this topic soon but you might consider reading ‘Green Deen : What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet’ by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. (You can buy a copy here or download a PDF here)
Everyday presents a new opportunity to gain knowledge. Take the time to educate yourself and learn how to take better care of the world around you.