Signs on the Earth
Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis
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In addressing this book to the one billion Muslims in the world it has the potential to reinvigorate the desire for environmental change in a community that is ignored at the planets peril. In arguing that modernity, consumerism and industrialisation need to be rethought, alongside an appeal to reconnect man and woman with creation in the divine order, this book has the potential to transform a generation.
In the same way that Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything presented the argument for environmental action in a Capitalist framework, Fazlun Khalid has written a book that demands action from those whose primary orientation is towards the Islamic faith.
FOREWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CHAPTER 1 - A HOUSE OF CARDS
Brains, Black Holes and the Enlightenment
A Lethal Cocktail
CHAPTER 2 - A RAVISHED EARTH
The Pollution Boomerang
Rape of the Forests
The Nectar of Life
A Delayed Reaction
CHAPTER 3 - PROSPERITY IN PERSPECTIVE
Happiness and the Good Life
The Progress Trap
Development and Delusions
The Growth Fantasy
CHAPTER 4 - HOW HISTORY ACCELERATED
All the Time in the World
Signs of Impatience
CHAPTER 5 - ISLAM AND THE NATURAL WORLD
Islam and Environmental Ethics
Political Economy in Islam
Ilm ul khalq - Knowledge of Creation
Fiqh al biah - Jurisprudence of the Environment
The Shari'a in Perspective
A way forward
CHAPTER 6: SURVIVING THE ANTHROPOCENE
Hope springs eternal
National press and TV coverage
in the UK including articles in The Guardian, the Jewish Chronicle and a 60 minute programme on Islam Channel about the book's
launch is expected.
Extensive Twitter campaign to get the hashtag #signsintheearth trending
News and press coverage will be posted on the IFEES website - http://www.ifees.org.uk/
Reviews sought in religious magazines of all three Abrahamic faiths and a blog tour involving the authors discussing environmental issues
Giveaways on Goodreads and Library Thing.
Will be considered for the United Methodist Women Reading Program in 2020.
Reviews and articles will be sought in science and religion publications. including: New Scientist and Nature, as well as other print media.
Academic journals and websites will be sent copies, including: Reading Religion (American Academy of Religion), Environmental Ethics (University of Texas), Environmental Philosophy (University of Oregon), Environment and Behavior (Sage).