The annual ‘Green Khutbah Campaign’ has been scheduled for Friday, April 19 2013, InshaAllah, to coincide with Earth Day 2013.
We are kindly requesting you to join the campaign and encourage your Imam and Khateeb to devote their Friday Khutbah on this day to celebrate the blessings, graces and beauty of all of Allah’s creation and to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity.
The ‘Green Khutbah Campaign’ is aiming to challenge Muslims to become stewards of the environment by making changes to their daily routines.
Although the evidence of environmental damage is stronger than ever, the public is starting to tune out due to the recent economic crisis and a lack of political leadership.
But Muslims cannot tune out from the environmental damage - tuning out would mean that we are disregarding our moral responsibility to Allah’s creation.
Those who violate or abuse the Trust are described in the Qur’an as those who corrupt, degrade and bring ruin on earth (mufsidin fi’l-Ard). The corrupters (mufsidin fi’l-Ard) abuse the Trust (amana) and are in clear contrast to what Muslims must be - the stewards of the earth (khulafa fi’l-Ard).
This year’s ‘Green Khutbah Campaign’ challenge is to request all Muslims to commit to the 3 C action plan:
1) Consume less, 2) Conserve more and 3) Care for the environment
Please visit the website, http://khaleafa.com/
Please let us know if your Centre will join the campaign and if you will be delivering a Khutbah on the environment on Friday, April 19th, InshaAllah.
We kindly ask that you sign up your Mosque/Center for the ‘Green Khutbah Campaign’ by responding through the form on the website; all participating Imams, Khateebs, Mosques, Centers and supporters will be listed on the website.
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