Welcome to day 2 of No Impact Week, Tuesday Oct 20th! I hope everyone’s first day has went well. The second day is all about the ways in which we eat and drink and use food.
Please use the information below in addition to the No Impact Project’s Manual (alongside the DC Green Muslims No Impact Manual), 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.
Remember each day builds upon the previous one, so keep up what you have been doing today and add to it with what you do tomorrow as well.
O ye people! Eat of what is on earth, Lawful and good; and do
not follow the footsteps of the evil one, for he is to you an
avowed enemy. (2:168)
Thus, partake of the lawful, good things which God grants you as
sustenance, and be conscious of God, in whom you believe.
On the authority of Al‐Miqdaam ibn Maadiy‐Karib who said: I
heard the Messenger of Allah saying: “No human ever filled a
vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam
are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then
one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his
“Eat and drink, but do not be extravagant. Verily, Allah does not love extravagant people.” (7: 31)