Organic Living: Learning from The Eco Muslim

Allah has given us the trust to look after this Earth, besides looking after ourselves. Therefore, inculcating habits like eating organic foods vs junk foods, using less plastics, preserving the environment by not littering are all part of being a Muslim. In fact, Muslims should lead the way in this cause and not just be an observer or worse, the culprit for the damage.

I once felt guilty of using too many baby diapers (for my two active tots), these made up the bulk of my daily rubbish. So while searching the Internet for an opinion on this problem, I came across Sister Zaufishan’s article on why using plastics is not encouraged. Yes, it was a slap in the face for me. And I received another slap in the face yesterday while hearing Shaykh Hamza Yusuf speaking about how we should learn to lead an organic lifestyle. That it is part of being Muslims.

Let’s take simple baby steps from today to do what we can, based on our own capacities to save the Earth that God has entrusted us with. Here are some really relevant reasons why – bring it on Sister Zaufishan!




  1. Assalaamulaykum Warahmatulahi Wabarakatuhu Sister,

    Such a shame not many Muslims think of the environment in this way!

    Also sis, have you looked into using reusable nappies? Much more environmentally friendly & is cheaper in the long run!

    • Wa alaykumussalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

      Sis Nina

      Thanks for the suggestion. You are right, I will give it a try, but will be quite difficult as I have two sets to clean each time. Can you give me some tips to make the transition easier?

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