Yanggo Announces 1000 Green Mosques

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

CMT Admin Costs Revealed

The most recent set of audited accounts submitted to the Charities Commissioners show that only 0.09% of our income is spent on administration. This compares favourably with the national average of 29.2% for charities of our size. We achieve this low figure by using volunteers in all the charity’s administrative and fundraising roles, and expecting … Continue reading CMT Admin Costs Revealed

Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

The Cambridge Mosque Trust has been deeply saddened by the news that its architect David Marks died on October 6 after a long illness. We came to him with an ambitious project that would satisfy a religious community living in a minority setting within a historic English town, and he gave us a solution that … Continue reading Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

Indian Women’s Mosque Goes 100% Solar

“The sun is a gift from God.” Shaista Ambar, founder of Lucknow’s first, all-women mosque The first women’s mosque in the city of Lucknow has become the first mosque in India to be entirely powered by renewable energy. The mosque’s president, Shaista Ambar, emphasises that the initiative is in response to global warming, urban pollution, … Continue reading Indian Women’s Mosque Goes 100% Solar