Ecolibrium: The Sacred Balance in Islam presents the precepts and applications of a totally rational belief system where the distinction between religion and secularism is meaningless.
The book demonstrates that the optimal solution to our mounting socio-environmental problems is achievable if only we were to return to an integrated way of thinking and living, of indeed organising human society, so that it organically co-evolves as a natural component of the panoply of the rest of creation. In short, the authors call for a radical transformation in our relationship to ecology and the universe itself, which is different not only in degree but also in kind.
They elaborate on these “changes in kind” that are needed, with an optimistic view to inspire the development of a global, compassionate and concerned society in this pivotal 21st century and beyond.
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We had the pleasure of interviewing Nadeem Haque before the book’s publication (see: https://anchor.fm/the-ummah-times/episodes/Ep–09-The-Environment-and-Animals-in-Islam-e1b0ou7 & https://youtu.be/WMwljesc78M ). This book has certainly exceeded our expectations: It offers a refreshing view of Islam with never before discussed concepts from the Quran and nature, a diversity of interrelated topics, and amazing Hadith. This is due to the fact that the late Al-Hafiz B.A. Masri, one of the co-authors, wrote Animals in Islam (now out of print but will be re-published in 2022 by Lantern Media, New York) and was the pioneer in this field and Nadeem, his grandson and multidisciplinary researcher/thinker, for 29 years after Masri’s demise, pursued intensively further research, despite all odds, culminating in this book. It also brought in Mehran Banaei’s particular expertise in this field. It is definitely worth reading and, as they say, it has the potential of being a ‘game changer’. Also, Beacon Books is to be commended for the quality of the publication.
The Ummah Times: Decolonizing Minds