"GREEN" has come to be a catchall phrase for all things environmental and sustainable. DEEN is the Arabic word for religion, way of life, or path. So "Green Deen" literally means environmental path; green way, or any other combination of the definitions.
Most Muslim youth today are growing up at a time of unprecedented awareness around green issues in the United States. Protecting the planet has become part of school curriculums, youth group programs, even much of the media they consume.
From the concrete jungles of Manhattan to the dusty deserts of Mali, Muslims across the world are building eco-mosques which show that caring for the planet is at one with the teachings of Islam. Arwa Aburawa investigates.
A growing awareness of everything environmentally friendly is taking place in mosques across the United States. From Virginia to Illinois to California, Masjids and Muslim communities are stepping up to the challenge to reduce their carbon footpring. Here are some examples.
Bottled water is the world’s fastest-growing commercial beverage. Yet few of us question where this water comes from. How safe is it? What are its effects on the environment? We seem to believe that bottled water is unquestionable healthier, safer and of superior quality. But the reality is surprisingly different.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.