Islam Volume

Religions of the World and Ecology Series

Islam and Ecology Volume

Richard Foltz, Frederick Denny, Azizan Baharuddin, eds.

Note: The Persian translation of Islam and Ecology is available through JDM Press


Table of Contents


Series Preface Lawrence E. Sullivan
Series Foreword Mary Evelyn Tucker and John A. Grim
Preface Adnan Z. Amin
Introduction Richard C. Foltz
Chapter 1 God, Humans, and Nature
“Toward and Understanding of Environmental Ethics from a Qur’anic Perspective”
Abrahim Özdemir

“The Universe Alive: Nature in the Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi”
L. Clarke

Fitra: An Islamic Model for Humans and the Environment”
Saadia Khawar Khan Chishti

Chapter 2 The Challenge of (Re)Interpretation
“Islam, the Contemporary Islamic World, and the Environmental Crisis”
Seyyed Hossein Nasr

“Islam and the Environment: Theory and Practice”
Mawil Izzi Dien

“Islam and Ecology: Toward Retrieval and Reconstruction”
S. Nomanul Haq

“Peace in Islam: An Ecology of the Spirit”
Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk

“The Basis for a Discipline of Islamic Environmental Law”
Othman Abd-ar-Rahman Llewellyn

“Islamic Environmentalism: A Matter of Interpretation”
Richard C. Foltz

“Toward an Islamic Ecotheology”
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

Chapter 3 Environment and Social Justice
“Islam, Ecology, and Modernity: An Islamic Critique of the Root Causes of Environmental Degradation”
Fazlun M. Khalid

“The Environmental Crisis of Our Time: A Muslim Response”
Yasin Dutton

“Islam, Muslim Society, and Environmental Concerns: A Development Model Based on Islam’s Organic Society”
Hashim Ismail Dockrat

“Ecological Justice and Human Rights for Women in Islam”
Nawal Ammar

Chapter 4 Toward a Sustainable Society
“Scientific Innovation and al-Mizan
Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz

“Capacity Building for Sustainable Development: The Dilemma of Islamization of Environmental Institutions”
Safei-Eldin A. Hamed

“Islam, the Environment, and Family Planning: The Cases of Egypt and Iran”
Nancy W. Jabbra and Joseph G. Jabbra

“An Ecological Journey in Muslim Bengal”
Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq

“Islam in Malaysia’s Planning and Development Doctrine”
Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed

“The Aga Khan Development Network: An Ethic of Sustainable Development and Social Conscience”
Tazim R. Kassam

Chapter 5 The Islamic Garden as Metaphor for Paradise
“Nature in Islamic Urbanism: The Garden in Practice and in Metaphor”
Attilio Petruccioli

“From the Gardens of the Qur’an to the ‘Gardens’ of Lahore”
James L. Wescoat, Jr.

“Trees as Ancestors: Ecofeminism and the Poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad”
Farzaneh Milani


Glossary of Arabic Terms


Notes on Contributors


Copyright © 2003 Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School.
Reprinted with permission.

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