Visitors to this web site should now be getting a sense that our endeavours are directed towards raising awareness about the endless possibilities Islam opens up for us in relating to the natural world and changing our attitudes and behaviour towards it.
Although the human race is irrevocably woven into the fabric of the natural world it would seem that our attitude towards it is largely one of indifference at best and outright hostility towards it at worst. The community of Muslims is no exception to this rule.
So, how do we change things round to get a better understanding of our attitudes towards the natural world? We need information to build strategies for change and it would seem that the obvious thing to do is to ask the people themselves – hence surveys. As an example of what we are suggesting we introduce this section with a survey on Islamic Gardens in the UK conducted by Cardiff University, Wales hoping that this would be the forerunner of many other interesting surveys to come.
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