In this groundbreaking book, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture and interviews with Muslim Americans to trace Islam's profound dedication to humankind's collective role as stewards of the Earth. Abdul-Matin points out that the Prophet Muhammad declared that 'the Earth is a mosque.' Green means 'path' or 'way' in Arabic. Abdul-Matin offers dozens of examples of how Muslims can follow, and already are following, a Green Deen in four areas: 'waste, watts (energy), water and food.' At last, people of all beliefs can appreciate the gifts and contributions that Islam and Muslims bring to the environmental movement.
is a welcome hybrid, providing a glimpse into conservation through the lens of religion.