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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

Mosque Water Conservation Provides Food During Ramadan

Converting water savings into food, GROHE is continuing its “Green Mosque” water conservation CSR initiative this year during Ramadan. The initiative, part of GROHE’s global water conservation program ‘Watercare,’ is once again teaming up with the NGO Sharbatly Foundation, as it did in 2014. Last year, the “Green Mosque” water conservation program saved the mosque […]

July 6th

Muslim Social Enterprise Launches Waqf Airlines

“Social enterprise” is a new term and concept gaining momentum in today’s modern world of commercial business. Running a for-profit business, today’s social enterprises specifically seek to earn their profit so that the earnings may be used for providing a social benefit to fulfill specific needs. However, social enterprise is in fact a concept that […]

January 20th

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

Divine Dates and a Beetle from Hell

An evil red beetle is threatening to destroy the most beloved fruit in Islam. The Arabic word for “date” is mentioned in the Holy Quran more than 20 times, more than any other fruit mentioned in Scripture. The Prophet Muhammad (God’s peace and blessings be upon him) especially loved the date palm and its fruit, […]

July 9th

For Muslims Water Is More Than a Life Necessity

We live in an increasingly thirsty world. Droughts are prevalent, water is contaminated, and populations are increasing. But Islam — a religion originating in a desert country where water sources have always been scarce — manages not only to promotes water rights, but to quench the thirst of Muslims in dry regions like Saudi Arabia. What Does the Quran […]

June 9th

Is the Middle East Beginning an Environmental Movement?

Imam Sadiq, considered by Shi’a Muslims to be the sixth spiritual successor to the Prophet Mohammed, said “There is no joy in life unless three things are available: clean fresh air, abundant pure water, and fertile land.” There is a strong connection between Islam and nature, and some have even called the Prophet Muhammad an environmentalist. But despite […]

May 24th