A reading from Ma’ariful Qur’ān, Sūrah As-Sajdah, Verse 7

Everything is good in this world. Evil comes through its wrong use [Sourced from: Ma’ariful Qur’ān (completed in the 1970s) by Mufti Muhammad Shafi, English Translation, Volume 7, Sūrah As-Sajdah, page 69] الَّذِي أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ   “Who made well whatever He (Allah) created,” (Quran, 32:7) In verse 7, it was said “Who made […]

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International Green Khutbah Campaign 2016

The Green Khutbah Campaign is an international call-out made by our Canadian brothers and sisters from khaleafa.com. On Friday, April 22, 2016, (International Earth Day) Muslims will be encouraged by their religious leaders to look to Islamic principles to ‘Green Their Deen’ and promote greater environmental awareness. The Khutbah (which can be adapted for a pre-jumuah […]

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The #greenheroes of Mayfair, Fordsburg and surrounds

– Part of this article has been doing its rounds on social media and has been adapted by the @GreenDeenSA team for this post. UPDATE ON #OperationCleanUp …. The Pikitup (http://www.pikitup.co.za/) strike in the Johannesburg Metropolitan Area has been on for almost a month now. Citizens, tired of the rubbish piling on their street corners have […]

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Post Benoni Ijtima 2016 – a visit to the grounds

– 29 March 2016, written by Faizal Essop, edited by the @GreenDeenSA team While overall everything seems to be in good shape, the ijtima grounds still have have a fair amount of litter. Cans, glass, plastic packets, plastic bottles and food polystyrene containers dot the grounds. Over the weekend, the ijtima grounds hosted the Benoni (Gauteng) […]

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How to be a Khalīfa of the Earth during the Ijtima!

Because caring for all creations, wherever, whenever, is part of being Muslim. Getting there Walk, ride a bicycle, or carpool. Less traffic. Less toxic fumes. Save petrol. Save money. Save the environment. Be courteous to the land and its inhabitants The Ijtima grounds are the home of insects, birds and plants. They live there during […]

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All About Cloth Nappies

Cloth nappies are akin to what our parents and grandparents used before disposables became popular, but these days they are far from those towelling squares that we tend to associate with cloth nappies. Those square folded nappies are still around if you prefer to go old school, but like many things that have been revolutionized, […]

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Islamic Farming – A toolkit for conservation agriculture

Download the Islamic Farming Toolkit as a pdf March 2014 – the first manual in conservation agriculture specifically designed for Muslim farmers in Africa was launched in Nairobi, Kenya. “Islamic Farming: A Manual for Conservation Agriculture” integrates Qur’anic scriptures and teachings about caring for the Earth as a religious responsibility with practical training in conservation […]

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Sisinde Survival Camp Dec 2015: Faizal Essop attends!

-2015-12-20, Faizal Essop The Sisende Survival camp that is co-ordinated by Adil Mungalee and Mustaqeem Gani is truly a memorable, empowering and self-enriching program. Having attended the latest boys’ camp that took place on the 14-16 December 2015 at the Willows Express, Denneysville, I have to thank all of those involved. Thank you for giving me […]

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The Environmental Justice In Islam Seminar, Cape Town 2015, A Reflection

– Mariam Phoplanker, 2015-12-10 This reflection follows an inspiring, spiritually uplifting and motivational seminar which addressed issues pertaining not only to the Environment, but also to the lessons that Islam teaches us in order to grow as Muslims (no pun intended). The second annual South African Environmental Justice in Islam Seminar took place in Cape Town […]

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Green Deen South Africa at the Living Faith Camp, Brits, 2015

– FH Ragie, 2015-12-17 Over the past weekend I was gifted the opportunity of mentoring youth at the Living Faith Camp that took place in Brits. These camps are hosted by the Living Faith Project (http://www.livingfaithproject.org/) and are aimed at reviving faith in the hearts and minds of younger Muslims by equipping them with the […]

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