The Environmental

The Need for an Islamic Response

A summer of bushfires.

Droughts and water shortages.

Extinction of species.

The pollution of rivers and oceans, from the Parramatta River to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

And if we can believe the experts, we’re racing headlong into a climate catastrophe, where severe weather events, sea level rises and mass displacement of populations will be the norm. Despite our ‘advancements’, our modern way of life seems to be more harmful to the environment than ever before, not to mention closer to our own extinction.

With all this in mind, what principles does Islam give us in relation to the environment? What can and should Muslims be doing? How can Islam be part of the solution to lead humanity to a new kind of relationship with the natural world?

Join us for an online discussion with MYA’s Strategy Advisor, Dr Samir Mahmoud on these questions and more. Audience questions will be taken beforehand and during the event.


Dr. Samir Mahmoud

Dr. Samir Mahmoud

Dr Samir Mahmoud has spent years studying Islam and understanding the world we live in, and holds numerous qualifications from institutions around the world. He is currently Lecturer at the Cambridge Muslim College on the BA in Islamic Studies and the Diploma in Islamic Psychology.

Read more about Dr. Samir

Event Details

With the recent ease of restrictions, we are permitted to have a live audience on the day. If you are yet to make up plans for Saturday evening, please consider joining us in-person at Auburn (details right below). Registration is essential!


16 October, 2021
5:30 to 7 PM


YouTube Live
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Gallipoli Community Hall, 3 Dartbrook Rd, Auburn

  • Date: 16 October, 2021
  • Time: 5:30 to 7 PM
  • Where:
    • Online: YouTube Live (register below for link)
    • In-Person: Gallipoli Community Hall, 3 Dartbrook Rd, Auburn


  1. You must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person.
  2. You must be wearing a mask if you are attending in-person unless you have a valid exemption.
  3. We have a max capacity of 63 people for in-person attendance. Register asap to confirm your seat.
  4. To those who registered prior to the change of date, a new link to the livestream will be sent.

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