Assalámu `alaykum wa rahmatulláhi wa barakátuhu .

I pray that you are under the shade of Allah's mercy,
in the circle of his generosity and in the remembrance
of his habib sallallahu alayhi wasallam insha'Allah,

Please accept our invitation to our:

The Islamic Foundation For Ecological &
Environmental Sciences (IFEES) Presents :


with Hajj Fazlun Khalid (IFEES) and Dr Usama Hasan (Masjid Tawhid)

Date: Friday 21st October 2005
Time: 4.30pm - 7.15pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial St, London, E1 6LS

In this world of instant gratification and over indulgence we lose
sight of the fact that we are what we eat. Eat the wrong foods and
our bodies will become polluted because food is our fuel and we must
help the engine that drives our bodies. However, partaking of the
wrong things is not limited to food. We often talk about following
the Sunnah, understanding Tawhid and being spiritual, but how much
of these have we really implemented this Ramadan?

Allah (swt) has commanded us in the Quran, "O you who believe! Eat
of the good things with which We have provided you, and give thanks
to Allah, if you truly worship Him alone."

The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) said: “The son of Adam does not fill any vessel
worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to
eat a few mouthfuls, to keep him going. If he must do that (fill
his stomach), then let him fill one third with food, one third
with drink and one third with air." (At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Mâjah)

Yes, Muslims are directed in the Quran to eat food that is Halal
and Tayyib. Halal is defined as food that is permissible according
to Islamic law. Tayyib means wholesome, pure, nutritious and safe.
Yet how many iftars can you name that have avoided extravagance,
gluttony and consumerism, which have obvious environmental and
ecological effects, and then we complain and struggle to perform
our tarawih prayers?

In light of recent findings about the authenticity of halal meat
and chicken, what kind of spiritual 'food' are you eating? What
kind of lifestyle are you living? Is it really according to the
Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (saw)? Ramadan is truly the month
of purification, so is it not time that we actually took this
understanding holistically?

Join us for a unique event - an Organic Iftar - and let's revive
a forgotten Sunnah and tradition by leading the way for a change
in the lifestlyles of our community.

* All welcome - try to invite non-Muslim friends and family
* Entrance Requirement: Please bring an organic dish to share
with others. If you aren't sure where you can purchase organic
items locally the following website may help:

For more information contact:
Tel: 07092 032 136

We hope you to see you, Insha'Allah.

Wassalaam 'alaikum wa rahmatullaah.


Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences
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