There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have We omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
Nothing could be more contrary to Islamic teachings, which call on all Muslims to respect animals, the environment, and human health, than today's cruel and toxic factory farms and the hazardous foods that they produce. With controversy raging over the planned Islamic community center near Manhattan's Ground Zero, The Guardian offers a useful reminder that for people of all faiths (or of no faith), an effective way to incorporate peace into daily practice is to adopt a nonviolent diet.
Posted by Jeff Mackey