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

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

Marrakech’s Green Friday

The COP22 climate change negotiations have been underway in Marrakech and a range of British and global Islamic organisations have been making their presence felt, under the umbrella of the Global Muslim Climate Network (GMCN). To celebrate the coming into effect of the Paris Climate Agreement, the GMCN designated November 11 as ‘Green Friday’, and … Continue reading Marrakech’s Green Friday