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The Mudd of Prophet Mohammad

Last February, I was blessed with doing a Umrah trip to Saudi Arabia with a group from my hometown Sacramento, California. Umrah is the non-mandatory visit that Muslims do to Mecca to perform certain rituals and, unlike Hajj, can be performed any time during the year. Although visiting Medina, the city where Prophet Mohammad (peace […]

November 8th

Greening the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

The Hajj season of 2016 is underway in Saudi Arabia and the world’s attention is finely tuned to the environmental impacts of four million pilgrims converging on Mecca. The pilgrimage crowd is phenomenal and attempts to “green” the hajj, as we’ll cover in this update, are continuously improving and as innovative as ever. Taking place […]

September 12th

Spotlighting Islam’s “Hima” System of Nature Conservation

Like a drunk driver on a riding lawnmower recklessly careening over his father’s vegetable garden, humankind is recklessly mowing down the earth – destroying the very support system needed to fuel the mower. All across the globe, the massive population of man is like an unstoppable machine. Requiring fuel to sustain the machine, consumption is […]

December 9th

Saudi Arabia Continually Striving For A Green Hajj

Nearly three million Muslims make Hajj annually. As one of the five pillars of Islam, the Hajj to Saudi Arabia is a mandatory religious duty of every physically and financially capable Muslim. Although this represents a once-in-a-lifetime event for most pilgrims, for Saudi Arabia it represents a groaning overload of environmental impact. The pilgrimage to […]

September 30th