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Islam and Ecology

May 7-10, 1998

Opening Sessions and Plenary Address

Opening Remarks -

Lawrence Sullivan, Director, CSWR,

John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bucknell University/CSWR

Fazlun Khalid, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Presentation on the Earth Charter -

Chair - Mary Evelyn Tucker, Project Coordinator, Bucknell University, and Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, USA

Reflections on the Process and Principles of the Earth Charter -

Steven Rockefeller, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA

Interdisciplinary Panel -

Chair - John Grim, Project Coordinator, Bucknell University, CSWR, Harvard

Peter Rogers, Environmental Engineering and City Planning, Harvard University

Hynd Bouhia, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University

Frederick Denny, University of Colorado/Boulder, USA

Plenary Address -

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

The Religious Dimension of the Environmental Crisis - The Case of Islam - ABSTRACT

Opening Welcome -

Chair - Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Fellow, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University

Ali Asani, Professor of the Practice of Indo-Muslim Language and Culture, Harvard University

Science, Environment, and Islam

Chair - Susan Gilson Miller, Associate Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Azizan Baharuddin, Institute for Policy Research, University of Malaysia

Science, Religion, and Environment - An Islamic Theology of Nature - ABSTRACT

Muhamad Awang, Dean, Faculty of Science, University Putra Malaysia

Ecophilosophical Development in Malaysia - ABSTRACT

Zekai Sen, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Role of the Environment in Human Faith and Ibn Sina's Perspectives - ABSTRACT

Ayub Ommaya, M.D., Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Integrating Science and Religion for Global Environmental Security : An Islamic Ecologic Perspective - ABSTRACT

The Creational Balance and Environmental Responsibility

Chair - Shahla Haeri, Anthropology, Boston University, USA

Muhammad Aslam Parvaiz, New Delhi, India

Genetic Engineering, Cloning, and Al-Mizan (The Balance) - ABSTRACT

Dawud Noibi, IQRA Trust, London, England

The Khalifah and His Trust: An Islamic Perspective on Ecological Responsibility - ABSTRACT

Saadia Khawar Khan Chishti, Federal Council, Parliament of Pakistan

Islam, Environment, and Sustainable Development - ABSTRACT

Ibrahim Ozdemir, Faculty of Divinity, Ankara University, Turkey

Toward a Qur'anic Concept of Environmental Ethics - ABSTRACT

Muhammad Zafar Mahafooz Nomani, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, India

Environmental Pollution and Conservation of Ecological Balance - A Search for an Islamic Development Model - ABSTRACT

Plenary Address

Introduction - Tom Kessinger, General Manager, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva, Switzerland

Hasan-Uddin Khan, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Architecture of Islam - Responsibility and the Natural Environment - ABSTRACT

Islamic Law and Environmental Ethics within Islam

Chair - Roger Owen, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard

Yasin Dutton, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Islamic Law and the Environment - ABSTRACT

Mohamed Hyder, Emeritus, University of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kenya

Islam and Ecological Conservation - A Dichotomy of Principle and Practice - ABSTRACT

Hassim Ismail Dockrat, Director, Institute for Human and Enviromental Development, Pretoria, South Africa

Mu'amalat - Religious Behavior and Environmental Concern - ABSTRACT

Othman Llewellyn, National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Basis for a Discipline of Islamic Environmental Law - ABSTRACT

Mawi Izzi Dien, Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Wales, UK

The Fracturing of Islamic Social Bonds and Environment - ABSTRACT

Islamic Principles and the Generation of Wealth

Chair - Wolfhart Heinrichs, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Harvard University

Nabil Maghrebi, Faculty of Economics, Wakayama University, Japan, with Ronaldo Potmis

Environmental Risks and Financial Returns: Conflicts and Compromises - ABSTRACT

Fazlun Khalid, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham, England

Foundations of Modernity: An Islamic Critique of the Root Causes of Environmental Degradation - ABSTRACT

Abdul Aziz Said, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.

Peace in Islam - An Ecology of the Spirit - ABSTRACT

Safei-Eldin Hamed, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Texas Technnical University, Lubbock, TX, USA

Towards Environmentally Sustainable Development - An Islamic Aproach to Capacity Building - ABSTRACT

Development Models within Islam: Muslim Communities and Environmental Concern

Chair - A. Karim Ahmed, Deputy Director, Health, Environment and Development, World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.

Abdulaziz H. Abuzinada, Secretary General, National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development, Saudi Arabia

Wildlife Conservation and Development in Islamic Society - The Experience of Saudi Arabia - ABSTRACT

Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Institute of Islamic Understanding, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Islam in Malaysia's Planning and Development Policy - ABSTRACT

Azim Nanji, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Reimaging the Environment in African Muslim Contexts - ABSTRACT

Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School

An Ecological Journey to the Islamic East (Bengal) - ABSTRACT

Tazim R. Kassam, Department of Religion, The Colorado College, USA

The AKDN's Ethic of Sustainable Development in South Asia - ABSTRACT

Richard Foltz, Department of Religion, Gettysburg College, USA

Islamic Environmentalism: A Matter of Interpretation - ABSTRACT

Women and Ecology in Islam

Chair - Nargis Virani, Fellow, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University

Nawal Ammar, Kent State University, Girard, OH, USA

Ecological Justice and Human Rights for Women in Islam - ABSTRACT

Tahera Aftab, Professor of History & Director of Women's Studies, University of Karachi, Pakistan, Visiting Professor Gettysburg College

Women and Environmental Projects in Muslim Societies - ABSTRACT

S. Sabra Bokhari, Basic Education and Literacy, UNESCO, Paris

From Rio to Reality: Religious Perceptions, Cultural Barriers and Economic Factors in Case Studies of Muslim Women of Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, and Senegal - ABSTRACT

Islamic Aesthetics in the Natural and Constructed Worlds

Chair - Alnoor Dhanani, Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Shakeel Hossain, Research Associate, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard/MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Between Sinful Innovation and the Ethos of the Land: Sacred Traditions and Ritual Art of the Indian Muslims - ABSTRACT

Ahmad-Mahdavi Damghani, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University /University of Pennsylvania, delivered by Mr. Dara Chafik

Protection of the Environment and Preservation of Natural Resources - A View Through Islamic Primary Texts - ABSTRACT

S. Nomanul Haq, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Nature in the Cosmology of Sufi Poetry and Imagination - ABSTRACT

Attilo Petruccioli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Nature in Islamic Urbanism: The Garden in Practice and in Metaphor - ABSTRACT