The Spiritual Challenge of Human and Environment and Ecology

Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid is a Pir-o-Murshid of five Sufi Orders: the Naqshbandiyya, Mujaddadiyya, Qadriyya, Chistiyya, and Shadhiliyya. He applies the dynamic essence of Islam and Tasawwuf in a variety of practical settings, stressing the relevancy of spiritual insights to today’s social, political, and environmental issues. He is the senior khalifa of Shaykh at-Tariqat Hazrat Azad Rasool (ra). In this video Shaykh Rashid addresses an historical, but also a modern problem – environmental ecology – in relationship to our own spiritual responsibility and development. He explores the personal role of the Muslim and Sufi as a humble and conscious khalifa walking gently upon this earth, in sharp contrast to a degradation of values that has cultivated an attitude of arrogance, domination, destruction, and short-sighted vision. Through a systems approach to Islam, we are forced to think in new ways, and see the effect of our choice and will on the creation that we have accepted to protect in the Amanat. In looking no farther than ourselves, we must and can realize the need to change ourselves. In so doing, we can change the world, and by sustaining the well-being of one, we sustain the well-being of al

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