Islam and the Environmental Crisis

Islam and the Environmental Crisis
A Book

by Akhtaruddin Ahmad

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Signs on the Earth

Signs on the Earth
Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis

by Fazlun Khalid

  • Publisher : Kube Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2019-02-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1847740774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A major study of environmentalism and Islam in practice and theory, with an historical overview that sets out future challenges, including reformulating the fiqh or Islamic legal tradition to take the ecological dimension seriously. In addressing this book to the one billion Muslims in the world it has the potential to reinvigorate the desire for environmental change in a community that is ignored at the planets peril. In arguing that modernity, consumerism and industrialisation need to be rethought, alongside an appeal to reconnect man and woman with creation in the divine order, this book has the potential to transform a generation. In the same way that Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything presented the argument for environmental action in a Capitalist framework, Fazlun Khalid has written a book that demands action from those whose primary orientation is towards the Islamic faith.

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs
The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance

by Elizabeth F. Thompson

  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0802148212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of a pivotal moment in modern world history, when representative democracy became a political option for Arabs—and how the West denied the opportunity. When Europe’s Great War engulfed the Ottoman Empire, Arab nationalists rose in revolt against the Turks. The British supported the Arabs’ fight for an independent state and sent an intelligence officer, T.E. Lawrence, to join Prince Faisal, leader of the Arab army and a descendant of the Prophet. In October 1918, Faisal, Lawrence, and the Arabs victoriously entered Damascus, where they declared a constitutional government in an independent Greater Syria. At the Paris Peace Conference, Faisal won the support of President Woodrow Wilson, who sent an American commission to Syria to survey the political aspirations of its people. However, other Entente leaders at Paris—and later San Remo—schemed against the Arab democracy, which they saw as a threat to their colonial rule. On March 8, 1920, the Syrian-Arab Congress declared independence and crowned Faisal king of a “representative monarchy.” Rashid Rida, a leading Islamic thinker of the day, led the constituent assembly to establish equality for all citizens, including non-Muslims, under a full bill of rights. But France and Britain refused to recognize the Damascus government and instead imposed a system of mandates on the Arab provinces of the defeated Ottoman Empire, on the pretext that Arabs were not yet ready for self-government. Under such a mandate, the French invaded Syria in April 1920, crushing the Arab government and sending Faisal and Congress leaders in flight to exile. The fragile coalition of secular modernizers and Islamic reformers that might have established democracy in the Arab world was destroyed, with profound consequences that reverberate still. Using many previously untapped primary sources, including contemporary newspaper accounts and letters, minutes from the Syrian-Arab Congress, and diary and journal entries from participants, How The West Stole Democracy From The Arabs is a groundbreaking account of this extraordinary, brief moment of unity and hope—and of its destruction.

Islam and Ecology

Islam and Ecology
A Bestowed Trust

by Assistant Professor Department of Religion Richard C Foltz,Richard C. Foltz,Frederick Mathewson Denny,Azizan Haji Baharuddin,Professor of Science and Technology Studies Azizan Baharuddin

  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Ctr for the
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Articulating a contemporary Islamic environmental ethic is all the more urgent because Western-style conservation efforts do not fit all cultural and philosophical traditions. This volume outlines the Islamic world view and reviews the ways it can be interpreted, reassessed, and applied to environmental problems like pollution and water scarcity.

Muslim Environmentalisms

Muslim Environmentalisms
Religious and Social Foundations

by Anna M. Gade

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2019-08-20
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0231549210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How might understandings of environmentalism and the environmental humanities shift by incorporating Islamic perspectives? In this book, Anna M. Gade explores the religious and cultural foundations of Islamic environmentalisms. She blends textual and ethnographic study to offer a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the legal, ethical, social, and empirical principles underlying Muslim commitments to the earth. Muslim Environmentalisms shows how diverse Muslim communities and schools of thought have addressed ecological questions for the sake of this world and the world to come. Gade draws on a rich spectrum of materials―scripture, jurisprudence, science, art, and social and political engagement―as well as fieldwork in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The book brings together case studies in disaster management, educational programs, international development, conservation projects, religious ritual and performance, and Islamic law to rethink key theories. Gade shows that the Islamic tradition leads us to see the environment as an ethical idea, moving beyond the established frameworks of both nature and crisis. Muslim Environmentalisms models novel approaches to the study of religion and environment from a humanistic perspective, reinterpreting issues at the intersection of numerous academic disciplines to propose a postcolonial and global understanding of environment in terms of consequential relations.

The Environmental Dimensions of Islam

The Environmental Dimensions of Islam
A Book

by Mawil Izzi Dien,Mūʼil Yūsuf ʻIzz al-Dīn

  • Publisher : James Clarke & Co.
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9780718829605
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islamic attitudes are of increasing concern to the Western world and environmental issues claim much attention as well. Perhaps, though, few non-Muslims realise that there is a distinctive Islamic contribution to the environmental debate; consequently, it provides a much needed Islamic input into the world-wide process of consultation on the future of the planet. Born from the 1992 Earth Summit, this book is a major account of Islam's contribution to the environmental debate. Dr Izzi Dien viewsthe topic from historical, theological, philosophical, legal and ethical perspectives, examining such aspects as the Quranic doctrine of Creation, human responsibility and the actions of governments. His conclusions will not only be an invaluable submission to ecological groups but enlighten the general public, both inside and outside the Islamic community, about Muslim teaching on this area. The Environmental Dimensions of Islam is an important book, touching on issues of community, empowerment and culture. It will challenge those of all faiths and none to reconsider their attitudes towards both the Islamic and the natural world.

Crisis in the Built Environment

Crisis in the Built Environment
The Case of the Muslim City

by Jamel A. Akbar

  • Publisher : Brill Archive
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9789971848699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is Racism an Environmental Threat?

Is Racism an Environmental Threat?
A Book

by Ghassan Hage

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0745692303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ecological crisis is the most overwhelming to have ever faced humanity and its consequences permeate every domain of life. This trenchant book examines its relation to Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today, showing how both share roots in domination, colonialism, and the logics of capitalism. Ghassan Hage proposes that both racism and humanity’s destructive relationship with the environment emanate from the same mode of inhabiting the world: an occupying force imposes its own interest as law, subordinating others for the extraction of value, eradicating or exterminating what gets in the way. In connecting these two issues, Hage gives voice to the claim taking shape in many activist spaces that anti-racist and ecological struggles are intrinsically related. In both, the aim is to move beyond what makes us see otherness, whether human or nonhuman, as something that exists solely to be managed.

Christianity and Ecology

Christianity and Ecology
Seeking the Well-being of Earth and Humans

by Dieter T. Hessel,Rosemary Radford Ruether

  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Ctr for the
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What can Christianity as a tradition contribute to the struggle to secure the future well-being of the earth community? This collaborative volume explores problematic themes that contribute to ecological neglect or abuse and offer constructive insight into and responsive imperatives for ecologically just and socially responsible living.

Religion and Environmental Crisis

Religion and Environmental Crisis
A Book

by Eugene C. Hargrove

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology
A Book

by Roger S. Gottlieb

  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 2006-11-09
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN : 0195178726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. The proposed handbook will serve as the definitive overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays will reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part I will explore

Governing Global Desertification

Governing Global Desertification
Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation

by Pierre-Marc Johnson,Karel Mayrand,Marc Paquin

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780754643593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume examines the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed in 1994. It studies the links between land degradation and poverty, the role of civil society and good governance in implementing the UNCCD and the various approaches to fighting desertification.

Islamic Environmentalism

Islamic Environmentalism
Activism in the United States and Great Britain

by Rosemary Hancock

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-20
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 1134865503
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islamic Environmentalism examines Muslim involvement in environmentalism in the United States and Great Britain. The book focuses upon Muslim activists and Islamic organizations that approach environmentalism as a religious duty: offering environmental readings of Islamic scriptures, and integrating religious ritual and practice with environmental action. Honing in on the insights of social movement theory, Hancock predominantly examines the activism and experience of Muslims involved in environmentalism and bases her research on interviews with activists in the United States and Great Britain. Indeed, the reader is first provided with an insightful analysis of the ways in which Muslim activists interpret and present environmentalism—diagnosing causes of environmental crises, proposing solutions, and motivating other Muslims into activism. This is followed by a discussion of the importance of affective ties, emotion and group culture in motivating and sustaining Muslim involvement in environmental activism. A timely volume which draws attention to the synthesis of political activism and religious practice amongst Muslim environmentalists, this book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Islamic Studies, Sociology of Religion, Social Movement Theory and Environmental Studies.

Islam and the Environment

Islam and the Environment
A Book

by Anna M. Gade

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-12-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781780749969
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental Health

Environmental Health
From Global to Local

by Howard Frumkin

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2010-01-22
  • Pages : 1280
  • ISBN : 0470567783
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Man and Nature

Man and Nature
The Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental crisis and humans at risk

Environmental crisis and humans at risk
priorities for action

by Rajiv Kumar Sinha,G. S. Nathawat

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributed articles, chiefly with reference to India.

The Need For a Sacred Science

The Need For a Sacred Science
A Book

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-08-12
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 1135798850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to us today.

Environmental Crisis in Bangladesh

Environmental Crisis in Bangladesh
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Papers presented at a seminar held in February 1992.

Environmentalism in the Muslim World

Environmentalism in the Muslim World
A Book

by Richard C. Foltz

  • Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first book to provide an overview of how Muslim activists are responding on the ground to the global environmental crisis. The detrimental effects of environmental degradation are felt most severely by the world's poor, a disproportionate number of whom are Muslims. Unfortunately, governments of Muslim societies have been slow to respond to environmental problems, while opposition movements as well have mostly chosen to focus on other issues. Nevertheless, environmental awareness and activism are growing throughout the Muslim world. This book offers chapters by leading Muslim environmentalists which survey environmental initiatives in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Malaysia. Issues are detailed pointing out both successes and failures and describing the unique challenges facing the world's very diverse Muslim societies in striving to balance development and social justice with preserving the integrity of the earth's life support systems.