This interview is part of the Young Muslim American Voices Project, a CAP project launched late last year that seeks to strengthen the voices and visibility of young Muslim-American leaders.
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is an environmental policy consultant and has worked for Green For All, Green City Force, Interfaith Leaders for Environmental Justice, the Prospect Park Alliance, and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning & Sustainability. Ibrahim is also a youth organizer and co-author of “Future 500: Youth Organizing and Activism in the United States.” He is a media personality on public radio’s morning show, “The Takeaway,” and has also been published in ColorLines,WireTap, and Left Turn. His new book, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet, was published in early November.
Sally Steenland: Ibrahim, you have just written a book called Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet. How did you come to write it?