Chapter “with guest Tarek Shawky”

Islam, the Earth & Stewardship

Islam, the Earth & Stewardship

In a world of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, where does Islam and the Quran stand on the preservation of our planet? Dr. Maher Hathout talks to lawyer & activist Tarek Shawky about the balance and awareness of our surroundings, and makes a bold claim: “As Muslims, we have no choice but to be environmentalists.”

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Referenced in this episode

  • The opening chapter of the Quran – Surah Fatiha
  • Saying of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
    The Prophet (PBUH) passed near a man when he was performing his ablution and said: “What is this waste? And the latter replied: Can there be wastage even in performing ablutions? He said: yes, even if you are (doing them) at a running river.”
  • Saying of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
    “Whenever you plant a tree, you will earn the reward of charity because of the food that comes from it; and likewise what is stolen from it, what the wild beasts eat out of it, what the birds eat out of it, and what people take from it is charity for them.”
  • The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign


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