Creating a World That Works for All
Time: November 6, 2010 from 2pm to 3pm
Street: SF Concourse Exhibition Center 635 8th St. at Brannan
City/Town: San Francisco, CA
Website or Map: http://www.greenfestivals.org…
Event Type: a, book, event, at, the, sf, green, festival
Organized By: The Green Festival
Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2010
Join author Ibrahim Abdul-Matin on the main stage at the San Francisco Green Festival in November. He will be discussing his new book, "Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet." Check the program for the time as it has yet to be determined.
From the book:
"The Earth is a Mosque,” and everything in it is sacred – I learned this basic tenet of Islam from my father. He was raised in Queens, spent summers in Virginia, and always loved and respected the natural world. He took it upon himself to share this appreciation with his own children. I spent my early childhood in Queens and Brooklyn. My brother and I used to think the entire world was a sea of concrete buildings. My father upended that reality the day he took us to Bear Mountain. Just north of New York City, Bear Mountain is known as a hiker’s paradise. On that trip, we were Black Muslim city kids hiking in “the country” for the first time. What I recall from that day was moss growing on rocks, mushrooms on rotting wood, and drinking my first juice box - the kind you poke a straw into."