There are more ways than one in ‘going green’ that is, being environmentally friendly. Whilst some Muslims still might not be aware of the importance of this issue, our religion and the current climate teaches us that it is something we have a crucial role to play in.
We live in a world where global warming has and is becoming one of the biggest threats in the world; a silent but violent disaster is happening in the background. As Muslims, it is worth reflecting upon the words of the Holy Qur’an, which encourage us to preserve and protect Allah’s creation – ourselves as well as the environment around us. The question here is, how can we achieve or become green productive Muslims?
Being environmentally friendly starts with ourselves by having ‘sabr’ (patience) and ‘tawakkul’ (reliance on our Maker) to snap out of the wasteful habits, which occur in our day to day lives. From here, extend this to our homes, and further, to various public spaces we use.