Islam & Earth

A collection of voices and conversations on Earth connection, environmental issues, climate action, and sustainable solutions through an Islamic worldview.

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Through in-depth conversations with individuals across the globe who are connecting with the Earth in unique ways and engaging in Earth-based activism, Islam & Earth looks to learn from the perspectives of various guests on topics related to earth connection; environmental issues; climate action, and sustainable solutions through an Islamic worldview.  Throughout the Qur’an, Allah(swt) has asked the believer to reflect on Creation.
إِنَّ فِى خَلْقِ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱخْتِلَـٰفِ ٱلَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ لَـَٔايَـٰتٍۢ لِّأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَلْبَـٰبِ ١٩٠
ٱلَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ ٱللَّهَ قِيَـٰمًۭا وَقُعُودًۭا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِى خَلْقِ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَـٰذَا بَـٰطِلًۭا 
سُبْحَـٰنَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ ١٩١
Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the day and night there are signs for people of reason.  ˹They are˺ those who remember Allah while standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth ˹and pray˺, “Our Lord! You have not created ˹all of˺ this without purpose. Glory be to You! Protect us from the torment of the Fire.
  Qur’an, 3:19o 
 
Tune in 2x a month, every other Jumah (Friday) for a new episode, inshaAllah.

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Episode 16, 1445

Connecting to the Qur'an & the Creator through Nightsky Exploration

In this majestic episode of Islam & Earth, Sr. Nadia Abuisnaineh, a NASA Solar System Exploration Ambassador,  speaks about how the majesty of the nightsky.  She begins with her own journey and how it started by her awe of the nightskies in Palestine, and then discusses how this connects us the Creator and the wonders of the Qur'an.  Sr. Nadia provides examples of how the sahabi, and our previous predecessors connected to the nightsky, navigated using the nightsky.

Episode 15, Jumada al-Awwal 1445

From Turtle Island to Gaza: Indigenous Solidarity with Palestine

Dr. Nick Estes, a member of the lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Professor of American Indian Studies, as well as co-founder of the Red Nation Movement, and Indigenous Solidarity with Palestine speaks both of his personal experiences as well as the work he leads on Indigenous solidarity with Palestine on the deep and direct connections between realities of the Indigenous Peoples and the ongoing Palestinian gen0c!d*.

Episode 14, Rabi al Akhar 1445

Gaza: Under Genocide & Ecocide

This podcast episode is a conversation with Abeer Butmeh, an environmental engineer who is in Palestine right now.  She discusses what is needed from the international community right now and how environmental activists can engage in standing up against the genocide and ecocide that is happening in Gaza right now.

Episode 13, Rabi al Akhar 1445

Special Episode:

Environmentalists for Palestine

In this special LIVE recorded episode,  three guests: Nazish Qureshi (Muslim Climate Watch); Kadjahtou Balde (Faithfully Sustainable); and Tasnim Mellouli (Climate Justice Activist) join for a very critical conversation on climate justice and Palestinian justice issues.

Episode 12, Rabi ul Awwal 1445

Kashmir: Armed Conflict, Human Rights & Environmental Genocide

In this episode of Islam & Earth in the secondJumah of Rabi ul Awwal, 1445,  Sr. Tazeen Hasan, a human rights advocate discusses the intersection of armed conflict, human rights and environmental genocide in Kashmir.

Episode 11, Safar 1445

Conversations on Living off the Grid, Quilting & Natural Dying

In this episode of Islam & Earth in the last Jumah of Safar, 1445,  Sr. Tenille Fatimah, a Quilter & Natural Dyer takes us on a journey into her life of living off the grid and how this has deepened her own journey to Islam.

Episode 10, Muharram 1445

Conversations on Birding & Appreciating Allah's Creation

In this episode of Islam & Earth in the last Jumah of Muharram, 1445,  Sr. Elle OumGhazi, a nature enthusiast and birder passionately shares insights from her experiences as a birder

Episode 9, Muharram 1445

Nature connection & outdoor education for Muslim children & Families

In this episode, Sr. Shehnaz Toorawa, Nature-based educator and Co-Director of Earth Steps speaks about nature-connected educational approaches for Muslim children and families, providing practical tips and insights on how it nurtures connection to Allah(swt).

Episode 8, Dhul Hijjah 1444

Muslim Youth Climate Activists' Panel Discussion

In this special episode of Islam & Earth in the last Jumah of Dhul Hijjah, 1444,  a 4-panelist discussion with Muslim youth from around the world explores what drives these youth to lead climate action work

Episode 7, Dhul Hijjah 1444

Perspectives on climate change impacts and sustainable solutions in Somalia & E. Africa

In this episode, Br. Hassan Mowlid speaks about how climate change is impacting Somalia, and also the importance of working on localized grassroots solutions that are championed by local communities and youth.  He also speaks about how these are connected to Islamic teachings and how he finds hope.

Episode 6, Dhul Qadah 1444

Building Sustainable Urban Arab Cities

In this episode, Sr. Huda Shaka speaks from over 15 years of experience in sustainable urban city planning for Arab cities
She speaks about innovative ways to address urban development.  She explains some of the major issues that arid Arab cities are facing in the midst of climate change and unique perspectives Islam brings to address these issues.

Episode 5, Shawwal , 1444

Palestine: A land under illegal occupation, exploitation, & climate impacts

In this episode, Sr. Abeer Butmeh speaks from over 15 years of experience in environmental work in Palestine.  Sr. Abeer explains how the illegal occupation of Palestine is not only impacting innocent citizens, but the land and the biodiversity of Palestine.

Episode 4, Shawwal , 1444

Politics of Environmental Lawmaking

In this eye-opening episode, Dr. Nadia Ahmad shares insights from her work on the environmental legal framework and how her own journey into the study of law initiated at the heels of 9/11 and the civil rights issues that would ensue.  She shares several climate justice concepts to think about and articulate how marginalized communities are impacted.

Episode 3, Shawwal - Jumah & Eid-ul-Fitr, 1444

Climate Injustice, Colonization & Muslim Narratives

In this thought-provoking episode,  Sr. Nazish Qureshi, highlights how compounded impacts of conflict, climate change, and climate apartheid are drastically impacting Muslim-majority nations and communities.  She also reflects on Eid + Earth day coming up. 

Episode 2, Ramadan 1444

Prophetic Inspiration for Sustainability & Eid Celebrations

In this episode, Sr. Kori Majeed shares inspiring stories of how the Prophet Muhammad(saw) is an example for implementing sustainable practises into our everyday lives as well as how we can celebrate Eid in an Earth-conscious way, inshaAllah.

Episode 1, Ramadan 1444

Ramadan, God-consciousness, & Green Initiatives

In this first episode, tune in for a conversation with Sr. Sevim Kalyoncu, Executive Director of Green Muslims, as she shares through her perspectives as a Naturalist interpreter and environmental educator.

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A podcast that explores topics and issues related to earth connections through an Islamic worldview.

Tune in every other Jumah for a new episode!