Watch exclusive footage and hear from Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad about diversity and the nexus between architecture and nature in the mosque project. A documentary about the full project will be available later this year.
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad / Timothy J. Winter, founder of Europe’s first eco-mosque and professor of Islamic studies at the University of Cambridge, talks to Arabian Business about the need for a purpose-built place of worship for the 8,000 Muslims living in Cambridge. In particular, he stresses inclusiveness of community, gender, and the environment as … Continue reading Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad on Inclusiveness in the Cambridge Mosque Project
We are very excited to announce that specialists from Ege Carpets of Lancashire have started laying the carpet in the main prayer hall. The carpets are specially rated to transmit heat from the underfloor heating elements.
With the interior largely complete and the exterior brickwork set and pointed, our eager team is now working on the external landscape areas. York stone is being laid in the porticos and garden pathways. The garden is designed by Amina Clark, a professor at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
Our own solar system! A first view of the comprehensive and state-of-the-art solar array on our roof! Even on a grey wintry day the mosque is producing electricity! Thanks to a wonderfully generous donation by local firm Silicon CPV we are starting to make our contribution to a more responsible and sustainable world. Silicon CPV … Continue reading First View of the State-of-the-Art Solar Array
Over at Green Ramadan our friends have a range of suggestions for improving health and sustainability during the fasting month. Avoid the curse of disposable plates and foil containers at iftar time and add blessings to your fast by developing a zero-trash iftar kit for your mosque community! Click here to read about ten amazing … Continue reading Go Green This Ramadan
Thanks to the generosity of Harlow-based firm Silicon CPV we will soon be installing an array of solar power cells on our roof! These installations are made in Pakistan to EU specifications and are being donated free of charge to our mosque! Silicon CPV are involved in sustainable technology projects in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and … Continue reading Solar Array News
Indonesia has almost a million mosques! Now the Indonesian Council of Muslim Scholars has announced that a thousand will be converted to run on sustainable principles and will be centres for educating the public on green technologies and recycling methods. This follows a number of eco-fatwas, including a landmark ruling against lighting fires in forest … Continue reading Yanggo Announces 1000 Green Mosques
All four tours arranged by Open Eco Homes to the mosque site on 14 October are booked up. If you have not booked online please do not come, as unfortunately you will not be admitted.
Here is a unique interview with Othman Llewellyn of the Saudi Wildlife Authority, recorded at the historic Dar al Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, in which Llewellyn explains Islam’s teachings on the environment and the need for sustainability in mosque design.