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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Green Your Ramadan in Your Home and Masjid

Alhamdulilah Ramadan is approaching! Lets all work to be stewards of our home!

"Now, behold! Your Lord said to the angels: I am placing upon the earth a human successor to steward it." (2:30)

Recycle and promote recycling in our homes, schools and masjids.

Recycling conserves our natural resources, saves energy, protects our health and the environment, reduces the use of landfills and incinerators and saves money.

1. Commit to providing recycling options at your masjid during iftars in Ramadan.

2. Commit to form an Environmental Committee in the masjid. The committee's role will be to gauge and discuss how to implement other Green Ramadan tasks in the masjid now and continuously.

3. Commit to disseminate Green Ramadan topics through your Sheikh or Imam of your masjid through newsletters, religious lectures after salat, or including the topic in a Jummah khutbah during Ramadan.

Commit to sharing Greening Ramadan ideas.

If your masjid comes up with some great ideas about recycling, renewing, reusing and rethinking how to Green please post and or write!

I am hoping that WE as a progressive caretakers of our dunya/earth, will take the extra measures this Ramadan to reduce waste, recycle food and bring out own plates/utensils, and renew materials to be utilized again (cloth table cloths, napkins etc).

The Qu'ran states " and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters." (Al-A'raf 7: 31)


P.S. Chicago area Mosques have had a Green Ramadan Initiative for some years now!

Subhan'Allah we have only one earth and hands are here to help heal it.

Sister Janice
HASSANAH Consulting
Catalyst for Positive Changes 

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