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Green Deen: Book Review

Green Deen: Book Review

In his latest book, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture, and interviews with several Muslim Americans to explain Islam’s dedication to humankind’s role as stewards of the Earth. Deen means “path” in Arabic and Abdul-Matin provides examples of how Muslims can follow a Green Deen in four areas: “waste, watts (energy), water, and food.” Abdul-Matin uses his talented writing skills to reveal the deep connections between Islamic teachings and environmentalism.

Abdul-Matin says, “Green Deen is about transforming our public, private, and civic sectors. It’s about bridging the innovation gap and moving all the world’s citizens from entitlement to empowerment through our fundamental human connection to the environment.”

This book is great for long trips over Spring Break. After reading this book, you will be convinced that the deteriorating environment is a common struggle for all people. Your eyes will be opened to just how valuable our religion is to our daily lives and our world.

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