Cambridge’s diverse community includes Muslims from Belarus! We were delighted that our supporters at Diyanet have been able to complete the rebuilding of the magnificent Cathedral Mosque of Minsk, destroyed by the Communists in 1962. There have been Muslim communities in the East European country for seven hundred years, including the Lipka Muslims, famous for … Continue reading Diyanet Contributes To Belarus Mosque
It’s time to make up our minds about the colours of our mosque carpet! This will impact on the whole ambience of the prayer space. So please let us know – what combination would you prefer? Red and blue are traditional, while light colours are cheerful but harder to clean. We look forward to hearing … Continue reading ‘Colour Is The Holiest Gift’ (Ruskin)
Television journalist Claire McGlasson gets a sneak preview of the prayer hall. Click here to watch the news coverage
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
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.
“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
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
Representatives from the Cambridge Mosque Trust attended the official opening on April 2, 2016 of the Diyanet Centre of America. The largest Islamic complex in the Western World, the $110M facility includes a magnificent Ottoman-style mosque, and a range of academic and cultural facilities, together with a Turkish bath and a swimming pool. The guest … Continue reading Sister Mosque Opens in Washington!