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Established 2004

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The following is a short introductory list. You may also like to view our materials page. Please note that the opinions held in some of these works should be viewed as being of those of the author at the time of writing, and are not necessarily formally held by Wisdom In Nature.

GM Foods & Islam
by the Wisdom In Nature team

This GM section on the WIN website is intended to outline key background information on genetically modified foods within the context of core Islamic principles. It includes a 'taking action' page for inspiration and points of contact for holistic action.

One of the most comprehensive readings on the topic from an Islamic perspective.

Click here to visit the GM & Islam web section.
Islam & Climate Change ~ A Call To Heal
by the Wisdom In Nature team

From a small team of faith-inspired community activists...

Climate Change is a signal that humankind has lost its course. By drawing on spiritual wisdom, we can respond to this call - this call to heal.

This booklet was produced by a team of community activists to educate, cultivate reflection and inspire holistic action to help build a fairer and more sustainable world for all.


(20 pages) Download Online version

Online version for double-sided print: More info

Islam and Climate Change: Perspectives & Engagement
by Dr Muzammal Hussain
A comprehensive overview of climate change from an Islamic perspective. The paper also offers direction for Muslims in terms of a response to climate change. One of the first papers of its kind.
(38 pages) Download PDF

The Nuclear Power Question
by Dr Muzammal Hussain
Is it in the interest of the United Kingdom to build a new generation of nuclear power stations?
(12 pages) Download PDF
Environmental Perspectives: Islam & Ecologism
by Dr Muzammal Hussain

An essay presenting a comparison of Islamic environmental thought with that of 'ecologism'. Ecologism has been described as the 'conscience of the environmental movement'.

(8 pages) Download PDF
Guardians of the Natural Order
by Fazlun Khalid
An outline of the Islamic approach to environmental protection.
(3 pages) Download PDF
A Handbook for Changing Our World
Edited by The Trapese Collective
306 pages

'A Radical Guide to Ethical and Sustainable Living'

Climate change, resource wars, privatisation, the growing gap between rich and poor, politicians that don't listen. Massive issues, but how can we make any difference? This book shows how...
It's not a book about what's wrong with the world, but a collection of dynamic ideas which explore how we can build radical and meaningful social change, ourselves, here and now.

Written and edited by activists and grassroots campaigners from across the world, the book reflects on their experiments in taking back control of their lives from governments and corporations. More>>

Beyond You and Me: Inspiration and Wisdom for Building Community
Edited by: Anja Kosha Joubert and Robin Alfred; Gaia Education.
290 pages
A practical people care anthology for anyone seeking to rebuild existing fragmented villages and communities, establish new group enterprises and ecovillages, and heal the wounds of conflict and social division. Written by an international group of social and ecological pioneers, this is the first volume of Gaia Education's Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series and is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
The Book of Nature: A Sourcebook of Spiritual Perspectives on Nature and the Environment
Edited by Camille Helminski; Bristol, England and Watsonville, California: The Book Foundation.
512 pages

This is an anthology of spiritual perspectives on nature and the environment, highlighting the human role in honoring and maintaining the balance. While themes from the Qur'an introduce each chapter, it also includes the wisdom of other faith traditions. Part One looks at the "Basic Principles" of Unity, Interdependence, Power & Beauty, Communication, Adaptability, Creativity & Transformation, Endurance & Rejuvenation. Part Two includes sections on the Four Elements and The Communities (Species) of Life. The Final Section is "Caring for God's Creation."

Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust
Edited by: Foltz, R., Denny, F., Baharuddin, A.; Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press.
632 pages
This volume outlines the Islamic view of the cosmic order and reviews the ways an Islamic world view can be interpreted, reassessed, and applied to such environmental problems as pollution and water scarcity. Sections on social justice and on issues of sustainability and development look at the history and roots of the current environmental crisis; at the broader context of women's rights of equal access to both natural and social resources; and at the interconnectedness of environmental protection and the alleviation of human poverty.
Islam and Ecology
Edited by Fazlun Khalid. and Joanne O'Brien, J.; London: WWF
128 pages
A selection of essays from a variety of writers as part of the series, 'World Religions and Ecology'.
Islam and the Environment
Edited by Harfiyah Abdel Haleem, London: Ta-Ha
152 pages
A selection of essays based on Islamic themes relating to the environment. The essays come from a range of different writers.
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