About Memona Hossain

Memona Hossain is a mother, community-based collaborator, and a PhD candidate in Applied Ecopsychology. Ecopsychology is the area of study that explores the connective, holistic relationship between humans and the Earth. She holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Toronto. She has been a lecturer through the School of Environment at the University of Toronto, and also teaches through community-based platforms. Memona also serves on the Board of Directors for: The Muslim Association of Canada; Faith & the Common Good; and Willow Park Ecology Center. She serves as an Advisor & Content Contributor for Faithfully Sustainable, and has most recently launched the Islam & Earth podcast project.

Ramadan: A Time to Respond to the Earth’s State of Emergency

This week marks the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, a month which has been identified as a time to gain taqwa – God-consciousness. This month invites Muslims to attain nearness to Allah (SWT). يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ١٨٣ O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may attain taqwa, Qu’ran, 2:183 However, Ramadan is more than the individual forms of worship. Ramadan embodies a sense of community. A time of gathering in the mosque; of sharing … Continue reading