Green Ummah is a non-profit organization with the goal of creating a green movement in the Canadian Muslim community.
The Muslim community has a responsability to a healthy planet. With over one million Muslims living across Canada, we believe that mobilizing our communities to think about sustainable solutions will have a huge positive impact in Canadian households, mosques, community centers, workplaces, and civil society.
“And it is He (God) who has made you khalifa upon the earth” (Quran 6:165). The word khalifa has many meanings, including deputy, guardian, friend, and steward of the earth.
We are committed to environmental justice . As a Canadian-based organization, we recognize that we are presently on Turtle Island, home to Indigenous peoples for thousands of years. We know that Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) are disproportionately impacted by pollution, climate change, and other environmental burdens, yet excluded from the mainstream environmental movement. At Green Ummah, not only do we recognize our colonial history, but we aim to actively work alongside local Indigenous groups to create an inclusive movement towards environmental justice. This land acknowledgement is not the end goal, but part of a larger project of decolonization.