15 Nov 2009

199 ways to please God


Did you know, for example, that
the first “green belt” in history was created by the
Prophet Mohammed around ancient Medina?



There is a new eco Islam book on the environmental crisis and ideas for practical change from a member of Birmingham Green Party, do take a look and spread the word.

" Her analysis of the current situation will probably be
familiar territory to Green Party members. It presents a
useful summary of both the “Bad News” (climate
change, peak oil, etc.) and the “Good News” (how to
combat climate change, sustainable natural resource
use, etc.).
This is above all a down-to-earth and practical step-bystep
guide to realign daily life with care for the planet’s
ecosystems – or, in the language of a believer, “with
your duty of care for Creation”. Although the book is
aimed at Muslims, and suggested actions are amply
supported by quotations from the Qur’an, many of the
actions themselves are the sort of things that all of us
should be attempting e.g. No.99 “Change your bank to
a more environmentally friendly, ethical one”; and
No.165 “For some help changing to eating less meat,
read an interesting cookbook, Cooking with
Muhammad…”
The book is written in a quirky, refreshing style, and
contains many gems of information which I hadn’t
come across before. Did you know, for example, that
the first “green belt” in history was created by the
Prophet Mohammed around ancient Medina?"


"http://www.fast-print.net/view.php?book=367"

1 comment:

Ms Rianne C. ten Veen said...

Thank you so much Derek for the PR! For those who don't have PayPal, my book is also available via Amazon and/ or can be ordered via any bookstore: ISBN 978-1844266296. Walking my talk, it's a printing-on-demand book, so copies are only printed after they have been purchased and use FSC-certified paper etc. Books bought in the US are printed in the US, while books bought in Europe are printed in the UK. If anyone has any queries on my book or the topic of Islam & Environment more generally, I'm happy to answer them. In peace, Rianne