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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

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

UAE Energy Conservation Grows at “Green Mosques”

A “green mosque” project underway in the United Arab Emirates has the potential to revolutionize energy conservation efforts all over the world. Although Dubai’s newly constructed premier eco-mosque is rightfully commanding huge media coverage, a modest-sized mosque in Madinat Zayed, UAE, is the first retrofit energy conservation project to appear on the horizon. The Sultan […]

November 20th