Observing the fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become pious.” (Al-Baqarah/ The Cow [2] 183)

(In 2009 I self-published a book based on my years of research on islam and the environment (‘199 ways to please God, how to [re-]align your daily life with duty of care to Creation’ [out of print now; ISBN-10: 184426629X; ISBN-13: 978–1844266296]) … with an update in mind, am here going to first share the ‘old’ version* bit by bit.)

Fasting is divided into two kinds: the obligatory fast, and any non-obligatory fast. The obligatory…


You are those who are called to spend in the way of God, yet among you there are some who hoard. And as for him who hoards, he hoards only from his soul. And God is the Rich, and you are the poor. And if you turn away He will exchange you for some other folk, and they will not be the likes of you.” (Muhammad [47] 38)

(In 2009 I self-published a book based on my years of research on islam and the environment (‘199 ways to please God, how to [re-]align your daily life with duty of care…


For what cause should I not serve Him Who has created me, and unto Whom you will be brought back?” (Yaseen/ Yaseen [36] 22)

(In 2009 I self-published a book based on my years of research on islam and the environment (‘199 ways to please God, how to [re-]align your daily life with duty of care to Creation’ [out of print now; ISBN-10: 184426629X; ISBN-13: 978–1844266296]) … with an update in mind, am here going to first share the ‘old’ version* bit by bit.)

Jabir bin Abdullah narrated that the Messenger of God said: “I have been given five things…


He is the One who rendered the sun radiant, and the moon a light, and He designed its phases that you may learn to count the years and to calculate. God did not create all this, except for a specific purpose. He explains the revelations for people who know.” (Yunus/ Jonah [10] 5)

(In 2009 I self-published a book based on my years of research on islam and the environment (‘199 ways to please God, how to [re-]align your daily life with duty of care to Creation’ [out of print now; ISBN-10: 184426629X; ISBN-13: 978–1844266296]) … with an update in…


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O you who believe! when the call is made for prayer on Friday, then hasten to the remembrance of God and leave off trading; that is better for you, if you know.” (Al-Jumua/ The Congregation [62] 9)

(In 2009 I self-published a book based on my years of research on islam and the environment (‘199 ways to please God, how to [re-]align your daily life with duty of care to Creation’ [out of print now; ISBN-10: 184426629X; ISBN-13: 978–1844266296]) … with an update in mind, am here going to first share the ‘old’ version* bit by bit.)

The average number…


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If My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. They should therefore respond to Me and believe in Me so that hopefully they will be rightly guided.” (Al-Baqarah/ The Cow [2] 186)

1. In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

2. Praise be to God, the Lord of All the Worlds;

3. The Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

4. Master of the Day of Judgment.

5. You alone we worship and from You alone we seek help.

6. Guide us to the straight way,

7. The…


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O you who believe! Approach not prayers with a mind befogged, until you can understand all that you say- nor in a state of ceremonial impurity (except when travelling on the road), until after washing your whole body. If you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you comes from offices of nature, or you have had marital relations, and you find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands. For God does blot out sins and forgive again and again.” (An-Nisa/ The Women [4] 43)

(In 2009 I…


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“Establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong; and bear patiently whatever may befall you; for this is true constancy. And do not swell your cheek (with pride) at men, nor walk in insolence on the earth, for God does not love any man proud and boastful. And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; for the harshest of sounds, indeed, is the braying of the donkey.” (Luqman [31] 18–19)

(In 2009 I self-published a book based on my years of research on islam and the environment (‘199 ways to please God, how to…


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Introduction

I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone.” (Al-Dhariyat/ The Winds That Scatter [51] 56)

(In 2009 I self-published a book based on my years of research on islam and the environment (‘199 ways to please God, how to [re-]align your daily life with duty of care to Creation’ [out of print now; ISBN-10: 184426629X; ISBN-13: 978–1844266296]) … with an update in mind, am here going to first share the ‘old’ version* bit by bit.)

Ibadah’ is often translated as ‘worship’. However, according to Ismail al-Faruqi, the full meaning of ‘ibadah’ means “any and…


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“(Here is) a Parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised: in it are rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear. In it there are for them all kinds of fruits; and Grace from their Lord. (Can those in such Bliss) be compared to such as shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels?” (Muhammad [47] 15)

(In 2009 I self-published a book based…

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