Thursday, November 8, 2007

Why Green Muslims? My niyyah in this...

Salaam! My name is Mohamad. I live and work in Washington, DC, stirring things up here in the nation's capital–like any good social ecologist would–both socially and environmentally.

I joined the DC Green Muslims group for several reasons: social, environmental and economic... but mostly because I believe that the Muslim imperative to bring religious meaning and spirituality to all parts of life also applies to our connection to nature (this includes people, too!).

This connection to nature is inherent to Islam. It is part of our fitra, our true nature. So instead of asking what it is in our past that inspires us to be environmentally conscious (i.e. "green"), the question should be what has left us environmentally unconscious? i.e. in a state of ghafla.

2 comments:

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Masha'Allah! I love your blog.

It's so nice to see our Muslim brothers and sisters taking the time to look after what Allah has blessed us with.

May Allah Most High reward you all for your good intentions and give you success in all that you do. Ameen.

Look forward to reading more from all of you, insha'Allah.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Farhana

Sanjana said...

farhana, wa alaykum asalaam. thanks for stopping by and for the duas!