Mawi Izzi Dien is a British citizen of Arabic Origin. He is a Senior lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Wales. Dien is author and co-author of many articles on Islam and the environment including the first work on Islam and Environment (IUCN, 1982) and a forthcoming book on Islamic Law and Environment (Lutterworth--Cambridge).
Abstract of paper given at Islam
and Ecology conference:
The paper discusses the impact of industrialisation on the natural environment in some parts of the Middle East. Despite Islam's deep sense of respect for the natural environment, the current status quo in the Muslim world is not any different than the rest of the world. This could be largely ascribed to the importation of industry without a value system that can be applicable in the local environment.