Since its inception, Khaleafa.com has served as a portal to reignite the discussion about the environment from the Muslim-Canadian perspective. We have shared stories, profiled leaders and provided resources to highlight the contribution Islam can bring to the global environmental movement. What has remained at the core of our mandate has been to raise awareness about different aspects of the environment and identify ways that Muslims can become more engaged with our natural surroundings.
Part of this includes restoring compassion (rahama) towards the environment. Compassion towards nature; towards plants and animals; towards the delicate balance of the natural systems surrounding us. Compassion is a central tenet of the Islamic faith and an attribute that is best fostered in our relationship with nature.
On this note, Khaleafa.com is proud to become a signatory to the Charter for Compassion, an international cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the others, and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems. In the context of the environmental movement, this also means developing an awareness of the role and responsibilities we have as stewards of this planet.