British Muslims pray in Parliament Square to raise climate awareness

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SHAFAQNA – Hundreds of Muslims flocked to Parliament Square on Friday to raise awareness on climate change and call on all people of faiths to join together in protection of the environment.

Organizers urged Muslims to act responsibly within the community to help make Britain a better place.

Muslim Climate Action describes itself as “a group of UK Muslim organisations concerned about climate change.”

Its website states:

“Our faith teaches us that Allah has placed humans as stewards (khalifah) of the earth to protect and safeguard His creation, meaning that Muslims have a responsibility to tackle climate change.

“We believe that climate change is a man-made problem mainly caused by burning high levels of fossil fuels and pursuing irresponsible and unsustainable economic growth. We recognise that the poorest people around the world including here in the UK are suffering the worst effects of climate change which is a huge injustice.

“As active members of Muslim communities living in the UK, it is our duty to speak, act and collaborate with like-minded people to tackle the most dangerous threat to human life and our beautiful planet.”

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