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Apr 6, 2010

My main focus in this blog and life is the environment, Creation, and how my faith, Islam, teaches about living in harmony with the rest of Creation ("There is not a moving creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you.", Quran 6:38; the Quran can seem quite anthropo/ human-centric as only humans have a free will and thus require guidance as to options).

Living sustainably in our environment, however, also requires having a sustainable economic system and not waging war, but focusing on peace and using your money in positive ways.

On the topic of economic system, some short answers on money were answered by representatives of several faiths in a recent article in The Times. The key points I liked: "There is a whole Islamic economic system, and Islam abhors both stinginess and wastefulness. The Arabic word for economics, iqtisad, actually means moderation. [...]. There is no problem with being wealthy. King David, one of our prophets, was extremely wealthy. We say that it is good to earn and use the money to serve God."

On the topic of peace, terrorists in the name of Islam, abuse our beautiful religion. A recent confirmation (again! if seldom acknowledged in the press) that terrorism is NOT Islamic concerns clarification of the abuse of a fatwa of Ibn Taymiyya (1263–1328 CE) by a group of eminent group of scholars under the name of Mardin Declaration: "Ibn Taymiyya’s fatwa concerning Mardin can under no circumstances be appropriated and used as evidence for leveling the charge of kufr (unbelief) against fellow Muslims, rebelling against rulers, deeming game their lives and property, terrorizing those who enjoy safety and security, acting treacherously towards those who live (in harmony) with fellow Muslims or with whom fellow Muslims live (in harmony) via the bond of citizenship and peace. On the contrary, the fatwa deems all of that unlawful"

With upcoming elections: make your vote count if you can!

In peace, Rianne

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