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Water Management in Andalusian Spain

Al-Andalus is the name used to refer to Spain under the Muslim rule from 711 A.D. to 1492 A.D., which at its apogee encompassed — in addition to Spain — Portugal and a small part of southern France. For several hundred years, Al-Andalus was the most populous and most advanced community in Europe with its […]

October 22nd

Egypt’s Oldest Mosque Now Conserves More Water

As more and more Muslims become conscious of environmental conservation practices, water waste usually becomes a major area of concern. Muslims pray five times a day, and typically perform the ritual washing, or wudu’, prior to each prayer. Providing sacred cleansing, water is precious in Islam and reducing waste is a religious duty enjoined upon […]

January 5th

How to Conserve Water During Wudhu

O Believers! When you prepare for prayers, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads, and your feet to the ankles . . . and [if you] do not find water then betake yourselves to clean earth and wipe your faces and your hands with it. (Qur’an 5:6) Prior […]

August 7th