In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful
Dear sisters and brothers in faith,
As we observe the sacred month of Ramadan, please draw your attention to the following important issues that we should all consider a religious obligation.
God says in the Holy Quran, “It is He who has made you successors on the earth” [6:165].Therefore, it makes sense that we have an obligation to preserve that which He has placed in our trust and care. As such, we must heed the warning of God,”Do not be a wasteful spender. Squanderers are the brothers of Satan. Satan was faithless to his Lord” [17:27].
During the month of Ramadan, and every day thereafter, we call upon all the believers, mosques, and worship centers to implement permanent plans that will serve to protect our planet and save the environment so that it can remain a safe and viable home for all of God’s creatures. Individuals and organizations can practice the following list of actions.
Tips on ways to protect the environment:
God says in the Holy Quran: “Co-operate with each other in righteousness and piety, not in sin and hostility. Have fear of God; He is stern in His retribution” [5:2]
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