• Mansurni Abadi Institute of ethnic studies, The National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Malaysia
  • Iman Permadi Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University, 55281 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Anastya Mezhova's Faculty of Ecology, Voronezh State Pedagogical University, 394024 Voronezh, Voronezh Oblast, Rusia
  • Rahmat Prasetyo Department of Research and Strategic Studies, Indonesia Student Association in Malaysia, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Wulandari Simin Green Cadre of Muhammadiyah for Malaysia, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Abstract: Humans confront numerous societal problems in today's globalized world, including environmental concerns. Among digital natives (Today and future youth), environmental conservation efforts are more popular. As the heirs of the planet, the younger generation must be aware and move to repair what has been damaged. Among the many ways to save the environment, trying to link it to religion is one of the trends among the Muslim Youth, just as young groups from other religions do. The meeting between religious teachings and the environment is called eco-theology. Ecotheology Movement emerged not only for a critique of human behaviour that destroys nature without maintaining the balance of nature but also to protect the planet because our earth is sacred. This study examined how Muslim youth as digital natives integrate Islamic- theology into ecological activism. This study uses a qualitative methodology-based phenomenology framework with interviews, direct involvement, and exploratory reading of environmental literature from an Islamic point of view.  Finally, we find out what makes it attractive among digital natives, how these two movements combine religious values into ecological movements, and what kinds of pro-social behaviours their members show as something interesting, innovative, as well as sustainable based on six Islamic doctrines (1) The doctrine of oneness (tawhid), (2) The doctrine of creation (fitra), (3) The doctrine of stewardship (khilafa), (4) responsibility (al-mas'uliyyah) and Al-Amanah (trusts), and (5) The doctrine of servitude ('ubudiyya), and (6) The doctrine of balance (mizan).

Keywords: Islamic ecotheological; Ecodeen; Green Cadre of Muhammadiyah; environment; ecotheology


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