Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, policy adviser in the New York City Mayor’s Office on issues of long-term planning and sustainability, recently authored a book addressing those issues and more, entitled "Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet." In his own words:
[It's] a one-of-a-kind narrative that shows how Islamic teachings can inspire all of us to be stewards of the Earth. Green Deen is about transforming our public, private and civic sectors. It's about bridging the innovation gap and moving all the world's citizens from entitlement to empowerment through our fundamental human connection to the environment.
“Ibrahim Abdul-Matin not only shows the myriad ways American Muslims are contributing to the resolution of the environmental crisis that threatens us all but also goes a long way toward humanizing the Muslim community by sharing with the reader the lives of so many extraordinary, talented, and visionary people.”
—Imam Zaid Shakir, Zaytuna College, Berkeley, CaliforniaHere is a review on KeenforGreen.com (www.keenforgreen.com/b/green-deen-what-islam-teaches-about-protecting-planet-book-review).
To go directly to the book's website, check out www.greendeenbook.com/book.html.
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