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Green Deen by Keith Ellison, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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Chapter 5Energy from Hell

Energy from hell is energy that is derived from the ground. It is extracted from the Earth, it is dirty, and it is a major cause of pollution and climate change. Energy from hell is nonrenewable; it takes away from the Earth without giving back. It disturbs the balance (mizan) of the universe and is therefore a great injustice (zulm). A Green Deen calls for maintaining the Earth’s balance and treating it justly.

In Islam, Allah calls all people to justice (adl):

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, ...

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