A faith-based call to action for the global Muslim community
We are eagerly anticipating the publication of Al-Mizan: A covenant for the Earth in coming months, which will provide a faith-based call to action on the environment for the global Muslim community in the way that the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si’ has done for the Catholic community.
Al-Mizan will offer a Muslim perspective on the environment, built upon Islamic teachings and scriptures. It will provide inspiration and guidance on environmental action for the approximately 1.9 billion Muslims around the world.
'... a game changer in bringing to the fore Islamic perspectives on the environment...' – Imam Saffet Catovic
Faith Plans partner UNEP’s Faith for Earth has been involved in discussions around Al-Mizan, together with notable Muslim organisations including the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science; Uskudar University (Istanbul), the Qur’anic Botanic Garden and the College of Islamic Studies and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar), along with Sunni and Shia scholars, academicians, environmental leaders and activists worldwide.
An historical collective undertaking
Imam Saffet Catovic, a member of Al-Mizan’s scholars drafting team, observed, 'This historical collective undertaking is one which will, insha Allah, be a game changer in bringing to the fore Islamic perspectives on the environment and guidance for effectively addressing the many interlocking crises of the global climate emergency based on Islam’s teachings.'
To find out more about why Al-Mizan is such an important initiative, read the article by the ISNA Green Initiative Team which was recommended on Twitter by Iyad Abumoghliby, founder and director of UNEP's Faith for Earth Programme: https://islamichorizons.net/al-mizan-a-covenant-for-the-earth/