‘And it is He (God) who has made you successors upon the earth and has raised some of you above others in degrees [of rank] that He may try you through what He has given you. Indeed, your Lord is swift in penalty; but indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful.’ (Qur’an 6:165)
Lately, I have been reflecting a lot more on the decisions that I make especially in regards to the environment and how it impacts other people. When it comes to a major issue such as global warming, it can be instinctive to resign ourselves into thinking that our choices don’t matter and deem it as an issue for ‘other people to fix.’ But we have a responsibility to consider how the choices we make contribute to a global crisis and understand that we have the power to make a difference and reverse things as in the case of global warming.
This is why I love Haleema’s list below of small but tangible actions that we can all take which helps to create a better environment for all of us to live. Have a read!