A wonderful friend passed this along to me and I just had to share it. Insha Allah, I plan on trying to be more green this Ramadan. Allah (swt) has blessed us with only one home, it is time for us to show our appreciation to Him for all of His bounty He has bestowed on us by caring for the very home He created for us.
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 1.
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 Jumah 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 utulized again. ( cloth table cloths, napkins etc)
The Quran states
"...eat and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters." (Al-A'raf 7: 31)
PS Chicago area Mosques have had a Green Ramadan Initiative for some years now!
SubhanAllah we have only one earth and hands are here to help heal it.
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