(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 4/19/16) – CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain recently gave a presentation on â€œEnvironmental Ethics in Islam, in Relation to Climate Changeâ€ at the North West Vista College.
Some 300 students and faculty members attended the event.
Husain said in part:
â€œIn the light of the critical environmental challenges faced by the human all around the world. . .all faiths and beliefs have to come together and work together to save our earth from the disastrous manmade changes. Humankindâ€™s impact on the earthâ€™s climate system is leading to a world in which life on the planet will become radically different. . .Humanity needs to come together to confront the challenges of climate change. All communities, including the Muslim community, need to rise to the challenges presented by the process of global climate change, as it is a God given responsibility.
Â â€œIslam is very environmental conscious faith. Even after dying, regardless of status, the deceasedâ€™s body is cleaned and buried in 100 percent cotton, because cotton is biodegradable material. God chose humans and gave them the highest status in all His creations â€˜Ashraf-ul- Maqlukhaat.â€™ Having this power means not to receive but to serve, meaning human are trusted to behave responsibly.
â€œTaking care of the environment and protecting the climate is a form of worship in Islam and a matter of civil rights for all Godsâ€™ creation, for which human beings are accountable to answer the Creator.â€
CAIR is Americaâ€™s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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