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Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
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Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is author of the new book, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet. For the past 10 years, Ibrahim has been a passionate voice for transforming our pollution-based way of life to one that prioritizes our planet and its people. Ibrahim's dedication to the environment is rooted in his Deen -- his religion of Islam.

Ibrahim is an environmental policy consultant and has worked with 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. He has appeared on FOX News, Al-Jazeera, ABC News’ “This Week" and is a featured regularly on public radio’s morning news show, “The Takeaway.”

His writing has appeared in The Washington Post,, The Daily Beast, GOOD Magazine, ColorLines, Wiretap and Elan Magazine.

Green Deen has been featured on the Brian Lehrer Show, The Global Grind, Energy Now, the Center for American Progress and Find him online at Green Deen Blog, Green Deen and Brooklyn Bedouin.

Blog Entries by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

If Tim Tebow Were Muslim, Would America Still Love Him?

484 Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 12/14/11 04:11 PM ET

The phenomenon that is Tim Tebow has extended outside the realms of the gridiron and into pop culture. Does he have God on his side? Would America love him if he was just as conservative and just as vocal, yet a member of the Islamic faith?

A version of this...

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Muslim Market Power

Posted October 31, 2011 | 10/31/11 01:50 PM ET

Is the American Muslim demographic the next to reach $1 trillion in spending power?

For the third year in a row, I will be attending the American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC). There is a lot of recent and important history there for me. When I was developing the...

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A Muslim American's Thoughts on Gay Marriage

Posted June 27, 2011 | 06/27/11 11:21 AM ET

When you are a compassionate person, you also fight against injustice.

As a Muslim, I have always been taught to be compassionate.

When I was about 15 years old and lived in upstate New York, I was part of a track club. This club, a group of high...

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What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet

Posted April 21, 2011 | 04/21/11 05:07 PM ET

People are often surprised when I tell them that my faith, Islam, has an ecological imperative. In fact, I believe that all faiths have, at their very core, this same imperative.

I wrote a book about this.

Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet examines Islamic...

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