Therefore, I am encouraging you to "Green Your Deen in 30 Days." The attached guide provides some very simple steps that you, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your masjid can all do - steps for the individual and steps for the collective - to reduce waste, save water, conserve energy, and provide food to as many as possible.
Please send the attached "Green Your Deen in 30 Days" guide to as many people as possible. Post it on facebook. Tweet about it. Let people know that this Holy month of Ramadan is an opportunity to reduce, reuse, recycle, right alongside our attempts to recite, reflect, and revere.
I cannot help but think this "natural" disaster in Pakistan is actually man-made - like the poorly constructed buildings in Haiti that collapsed the foundations of the country during the earthquake and the poorly maintained levy’s in New Orleans that allowed water to rush into struggling and vulnerable areas. Could we be the root causes of the human toll of natural calamities such as the catastrophic flooding in South Asia? Learn more about my thoughts on Pakistan on my blog, Brooklyn Bedouin.
Remember, the Earth is a mosque. If we can pray anywhere, everywhere is sacred. Protect the planet from piles of plastic and dried up water supplies. Simple steps can make sweeping changes.