Islam & Earth

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

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

Climate Injustice, Colonization & Muslim Narratives

In this thought-provoking episode,  Sr. Nazish Qureshi, founder of Muslim Climate Watch highlights how compounded impacts of conflict, climate change, and climate apartheid are drastically impacting Muslim-majority nations and communities. 

Sr. Nazish explains how the impacts of colonization traces back to where climate injustices continue to exist today.  Her work through Muslim Climate Watch looks at these issues closely and provides insight through data and research.  Sr. Nazish gives some examples of nations that are currently being impacted and what that looks like on the ground for communities.

She discusses both how Muslims are being impacted, but also ways that Muslims can engage in this conversation and contribute to reparations of injustice and how to find hope.

Finally,  she shares reflections on Eid & Earth day which will coincidentally fall at the same time this year.

Jazak Allahu Khair, thank you so much for this important conversation, Sr. Nazish!
Nazish Qureshi is a Muslim climate organizer and activist based in Washington, DC. She is the founder of Muslim Climate Watch, a Muslim-led climate justice organization. Muslim Climate Watch tracks and documents the devastating loss and damage from climate change and demands climate reparations, and aims to inspire climate action that is embedded in Islam and guided by the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Nazish is also the founder and former lead of the Environmental Committee at Akram Jomaa Islamic Center in Calgary, Alberta. With an MSc. in Sustainable Energy Development and a Bcomm. in Energy Management, she has diverse professional experience in energy, environment, and sustainability.

More information regarding Sr. Nazish's work through Muslim Climate Watch can be found at:


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