Sermons for the Environment
ULEMAS and ustad (religious teachers) should intensify their discourses on the environment. Friday sermons, religious lessons at dawn or during office breaks can be a forum to discuss environmental fiqh (Islamic law) obligating humans to take greater care of their environments in the effort to save the earth. In this way, the ongoing campaigns for environmental awareness will be more effective.
Reports have always presented bad news about this planet. The issue of climate change entailing global warming as a result of fossil energy, man-made waste, as well as land conversion to meet human needs has caused the earth to be breaking down. Ice is melting by 11 billion tons daily, according to a journal. The thawing ice follows the earth’s 0.8 degrees Celsius temperature increase.
With the rising temperature and melting ice, the human...