Video: Can Islam meet the Environment Challenge?

This video is of a meeting arranged by Radical Middle Way. It takes quite a while to load (and doesn’t seem to have a working pause button so you’ll have to watch it all in one go!) but is really worth watching and has some great speakers including Rianne ten Veen, Kristiane Backer, Fazlun Khaled from Ifees, Sheikh Babikir Ahmed Babikir and organic farmer Lutfi Radwan.

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Interview with Eco-Muslimah Kristiane Backer

“For me green living is part and parcel of being a good Muslim- it’s a spiritual requirement.”

Kristiane Backer has undergone various transformations in her life but none as big as the move from a rock and roll lifestyle as MTV reporter, interviewing the Rolling Stones and Lenny Kravitz, to an Eco-Muslimah promoting the green message of Islam.

A fateful meeting with famous cricketer Imran Khan at the pinnacle of her success in the late ’90s, drew her attention to Islam and also the realization that something was missing in her life. Inspired by the message of the Qur’an, travel to Muslim countries and the beauty of Sufi poetry, she decided to become a Muslim. Kristiane, who recently launched a campaign which highlights the Prophet’s respect for the environment, took time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about what it means to be an Eco-Muslimah.

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