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Green Deen by Keith Ellison, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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Chapter 15Green Zabiha

Islam has a long-standing tradition of treating animals with respect and slaughtering meat in a clean and humane way. The best meat comes from animals who have enjoyed a tayeb (good) life. As part of following a Green Deen that affirms the Oneness (tawhid) of God and his creation, we need to look for humanely raised, grass-fed halal meat that is wrapped in environmentally friendly, nonwasteful packaging.

What We Have Is Something Beautiful

I have mentioned Yasir Syeed earlier in this book, for he is perhaps the most passionate and eloquent spokesperson for the role that the Deen, or the religion of Islam, plays in the larger movement for protecting the planet. “It’s not about organic, halal, grass fed,” he says adamantly ...

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