Living Vegan: Benefits to Health and Spirituality

December 21, 2017

Eat of the good things which We have provided for you. (Quran 2:172)   Eat of what is lawful and wholesome on the earth. (Quran 2:168) He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and from all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought. (Quran 16:11) It is an Islamic commandment, direct from the Holy Quran, that we should consume…


Open Letter To Anti Vegan Family Members

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November 29, 2017

“If you don’t eat meat, you’re being sinful!” “It’s haram not to eat meat!” “You are disobeying God!” “Who’s going to marry you like this?!” If you’ve made any of these type of statements towards your family member who chose a vegan lifestyle, you need a serious reality check. Not only are these patently false but they typify the kind of religious and cultural bullying that occurs within many Muslim…


Muslims; Go Vegan & Stop Being Part Of The Problem

November 25, 2017

Yes. We must set the example of how to be responsible global citizens and stop our heedlessness, gluttony and excuse making. Today we as a species are in the worst position in human history.  15,000 scientists from 184 different countries just signed “a warning to humanity” about the growing threats we face and not surprisingly; most of the problems listed:  Climate change Deforestation Species extinction Loss of access to clean water…



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September 14, 2017

Guest author Amna Bakhtiar shares her vegan journey and experiences while spending time with family in Pakistan. Time can change many things. Of the several significant changes in my own life in the past few years, switching to a vegan diet was the hardest for some people in my life to come to terms with. I wasn’t exactly sure how to explain it. I hadn’t watched any animal cruelty videos…


Don’t Kill An Animal This Eid

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August 24, 2017

No, I am not going to sacrifice an animal this Eid-ul-Adha nor am I going to pay someone to do it for me. Instead, my sacrifice is going to be of a non animal nature and yes, it is religiously sanctioned and justified. I saw animals being slaughtered when I was a boy and it hurt me deeply. I couldn’t understand why such beautiful creatures had to die. Still don’t….


Why Vegan?

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March 3, 2017

The first thing many Muslims emotionally tell me when they learn I do not eat animal products is “You’re making what is halal, haram!”. There are a number of problems with this statement. The assumption one must eat animals for their Islam to be valid I’ve never claimed nor will I claim such a thing. The assumption is today’s animal products are halal and tayyib (or pure and wholesome), which they…