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Earth Day and Reflections on “The Cove” Documentary

April 22 is designated as Earth Day. We know as Muslims that every day should be dedicated to serving Allah (swt) by doing right by the earth- treating humans, animal and wildlife with respect and using them in the way that our Creator has commanded.

Last month I wrote an article about the award-winning, wonderful documentary, The Cove. The article was published on the Earth Eats blog,  a wonderful blog of  Indiana Public Media. The Cove, if you aren’t familiar with it, is about the cruel and inhumane dolphin slaughter that occurs every year in a small coastal town in Japan. Additionally, it’s about the pollution of our oceans and ultimately, our fish and seafood. To read my article, click here.

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I think it’s wonderful that the world is addressing issues facing our food safety and environmental degradation by dedicating a day to make this an outstanding topic of discussion and action. I’m spending the morning planting more seedlings for my balcony garden, taking a large amount of paper and other recyclables to the recycling bin and putting every bit of leftover food together to make a delicous meal for my family, insha’allah. What will you be doing today that sets a precedent for your children, your family and to help clean up and maintain our precious Earth?

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