Islamic Beliefs about the Environment

islam and the environment - protect the trees

I was thrilled when the folks at Important Media central announced the launch of Eden Keeper, a new blog about religion and the environment. While I’ve only recently returned to church, I’ve been fascinated by this particular intersection for years, and have really enjoyed the content published byΒ Robyn Purchia and her team.

I particularly enjoy the opportunity to learn about religions other than my own, so I clicked right through when I saw Robyn had published a post on Islam and the Environment (which I’ve republished below). If you also enjoy these kinds of pieces, keep an eye on Eden Keeper: today, she published another one of Hinduism and the Environment, so I suspect there’s more coming.

Of course, we’re always interested in your ideas and opinions; if you’ve got ’em, share ’em with us in the comments.

Islam and the Environment (via http://edenkeeper.org)

And it is He who established gardens, trellised and un-trellised, and palm trees, and crops with different tastes, and olives, and pomegranate – fruits that are similar, yet dissimilar. Eat from their fruits, and give the due alms on the day of harvest…

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