Calls for an environment-friendly Ramzan revive Islam’s long tradition of caring for the planet

By Noorzehra Zaidi
The Conversation
March 22, 2023

The Quran highlights ideas like conservation, reverence for living creatures and the diversity of living things as a reminder of God’s creation.

For many Muslims breaking fast in mosques around the world this Ramzan, something will be missing: plastics.

The communal experience of iftars – the after-sunset meal that brings people of the faith together during the holy month starting on March 22 – often necessitates the use of utensils designed for mass events, such as plastic knives and forks, along with bottles of water.

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