Please use the additional information below to give you an Islamic perspective to help you through your eco-conscious journey this week which hopefully will be a stepping stone to a life long journey incorporating the eco-spiritual ethics of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
Needs, Not Wants
Distinguish needs from wants, and act upon it.
Budget so as to identify exactly where do your resources go.
Avoid Luxury Spending
Identify the luxuries that have become commonplace. Take steps so as to wean yourself off of them.
Know what you’re buying
Develop a more intimate relationship with what you consume, and avoid blind consumption.
Understand the aftermath effect of your spending of money. Does this company use its finances responsibly? Does it undergo in ecologically unsustainable, or simply unethical, actions?
“And those on the left hand, how unfortunate will be those on the left hand. In fierce hot wind and scalding water, and under the shadow of black smoke that provides no coolness or comfort. Verily, before this they used to live in luxury.”
“Give the kinsman, the poor, and the wayfarer their due, but do not spend wastefully. Verily, the spendthrifts are the brethren of the devils and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord.”
“Eat and drink, but do not be extravagant. Verily, Allah does not love extravagant people.”
“Do not make your hand as if it is tied to your neck nor extend it to its utmost reach so that you become blameworthy and in severe poverty.”
Please leave comments about what you did to become more aware and/or lessen your consumption today, all week, and implemented into your daily practice.