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This blog is maintained for the readers of In the Light of a Blessed Tree, as well as for all those interested in the wider work of Dr. Timothy J. Gianotti: including the Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation (IISF, Toronto), which he serves as the Director and Principal Teacher, the Studies in Islam program at Renison University College (University of Waterloo), where he serves as an Associate Professor, and the American Islamic College (Chicago), where he served as the Director of Islamic Studies (2013-2015).

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Islam & The Environment

February 2008

"Nature as a Sacred Text: A Qur'ānic Introduction to the Majesty and Mystery of the Natural World;" "Rethinking the Caliphate: A Qur'ānic Illumination of Human Responsibility Toward the Environment;" and "Healing the Divorce of the Human Sphere and the Biosphere: Toward an Islamic Theology for the Survival of the Planet and the Human Family," invited public/academic talks for "Islam and the Environment: Confronting a Global Problem by Developing the Proper Virtues of a Muslim," a symposium sponsored by the Muslim Students Association at the University of Winnipeg, February 17, 2008.