Islam, Climate Change and Frat-boy Elites…

Unbalanced scales

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The Qur’an reminds us that the earth does not belong to us, but the problem is not that we are living as if it did. No sane proporty owner would rip out the walls and floors of his own house merely to satisfy his craving for bonfires. Our global elites today are behaving like drunken frat-boys trashing someone else’s property with no concern for the reckoning to follow. The ever-increasing masses of poor, meanwhile, are like an oversized herd of stampeding elephants  driven mad by hunger and desperation, trampling everything in sight. Neither group has any vision of the consequences, and nowhere is the Islamic principles of Mizan (balance) being maintained.

Quote from fascinating and highly recommended book I’m reading by Richard Foltz called ‘Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures.’  It’s been a while since I read anything of this quality looking at Islam, nature, the environment and animals. Just brilliant stuff packed into a (tiny) 200-page gem-of-a-book. My adivce? Read it.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Animal Rights In Islamic Tradition « A World of Green Muslims
  2. Jacob
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 15:39:40

    This is an awesome book by a prolific writer on issues of Islam and Ecology.


    • Arwa
      Dec 16, 2010 @ 16:25:10

      I was pretty impressed by it myself I must admit! I’m putting together a review of it which should be up on Green Prophet soon


  3. Arwa
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 12:28:30


  4. Zaufishan
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 03:48:46

    Link to the book please!


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