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Malaysian Fatwa Makes Pollution Illegal

The lush 130-million-year-old rainforests, miles of sea-coast, colorful insects, and exotic wildlife make Malaysia one of the richest natural resources in the world. But thick air pollution and dirty waste water are hurting these natural wonders and the people who live there. In response, the Perlis Fatwa Committee in the small Malaysian northeastern state decided that […]

March 2nd

How the Encyclical Compares With the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

This week, Muslim leaders from 20 different countries gathered in Istanbul for the Islamic Climate Change Symposium.  At the end of the two-day summit, attendees released the “Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change.” Released just months after Pope Francis published his environmental encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” it is hard not to see […]

August 19th

Mosque Water Conservation Provides Food During Ramadan

Converting water savings into food, GROHE is continuing its “Green Mosque” water conservation CSR initiative this year during Ramadan. The initiative, part of GROHE’s global water conservation program ‘Watercare,’ is once again teaming up with the NGO Sharbatly Foundation, as it did in 2014. Last year, the “Green Mosque” water conservation program saved the mosque […]

July 6th

Solar Power Rising in Muslim Bashkortostan

From deep down in the Earth, 300,000 barrels of oil a day are filled in the Autonomous Republic of Bashkortostan. Nevertheless, this oil-wealthy majority Muslim nation is expanding its economic energy in the direction of up. High up into the sky to be specific. Turning its energy and attention to the bright, shining sun, Bashkortostan’s […]

May 18th

UK Muslim Climate Action Campaign Gains Big Support

With the official launch of its “Islam is Green” climate action campaign, the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) also inaugurated its official website to help Muslims learn more about climate change. The iERA activities were timed to coincide with London’s “Time to Act Climate Change” march, as well, and resulted in huge support from […]

A Call For Peace From Buddhist and Muslim Leaders in Yogyakarta Statement

In spite of religious extremism, keeping the peace through respect between neighbors, regardless of religious differences, is a basic principle of all religious faiths. Unfortunately, however, many places around the world are currently experiencing a rise in religious extremism. Conflict and violence, often inflicted under the name of religion, is not always based on religious […]

April 7th

India’s Aligarh Muslim University Focusing on the Environment

Focusing on “Environment and Commerce,” Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh, India, recently held a five-day workshop to widen promotion of ongoing environmental protection and conservation programs. The AMU workshop was launched in conjunction with a World Bank funded project on “Environmental Assessment Capacity Building in South Asia,” partnering with the Indian Institute of […]

April 1st