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Ministry of Awqaf Publishes Book on Islam & Climate Change

Ahead of COP27, the Ministry of Awqaf tackles climate change through the lens of Islam in their newly published book.

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Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the fight against climate change, experts from all backgrounds are weighing in with solutions and class to action. With Egypt hosting the conference this year in Sharm El Sheikh, the Ministry of Awqaf is tackling sustainability through the lens of religious scholarship in their newly published book. 

Authored by Minister of Awqaf Mohamed Mukhtar Gomaa and a number of scholars, the book - titled ‘Protecting the Environment Between Legislative and Human Responsibility’ - aims to illustrate the link between Islam, sustainable living, and the preservation of natural resources. The book also draws attention to the principles of Islamic Sharia , which emphasize the obligation to protect national and public interests through collective social responsibility and values.

Egypt’s Dar Al-Ifta has also recently issued its first fatwa that promotes environmentally-friendly practices in line with Islamic law.