Conscientious (Green) Hajj

The annual pilgrimage of Hajj to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, is no small event. With around 2 million people (numbers varying from year to year) in attendance from across the globe, it is very easy for the essence of spirituality, connection and contemplation to get lost in the rush of the masses. In the throngs of crowds, food […]

Read more
Green Verses, Ramadan 2015 – A verse per Juz/Para

Our first #GDRamadan Quran series from last year (2015) focused on bringing you a green, ecological verse from each juz/para every day. We have collated them below for you to have a refreshing read! May Allah SWT make us of those who recognise, understand and appreciate all of His aayaah – in the Quran, within ourselves […]

Read more
GMOs, Islam, Monsanto and South Africa

1. What are GMOs? Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are defined as any living organism whose genetic hereditary material has been altered. Genetic material, the DNA of organisms, can be altered through: selective breeding of plants and animals. This has been practiced in various forms since the earliest days of our ancestral farmers. genetic engineering that has […]

Read more
All About Cloth Nappies

Cloth nappies are akin to what our parents and grandparents used before disposables became popular, but these days they are far from those towelling squares that we tend to associate with cloth nappies. Those square folded nappies are still around if you prefer to go old school, but like many things that have been revolutionized, […]

Read more
Green Deen South Africa at the Living Faith Camp, Brits, 2015

– FH Ragie, 2015-12-17 Over the past weekend I was gifted the opportunity of mentoring youth at the Living Faith Camp that took place in Brits. These camps are hosted by the Living Faith Project (http://www.livingfaithproject.org/) and are aimed at reviving faith in the hearts and minds of younger Muslims by equipping them with the […]

Read more
#HiraHike reflection from an EarthWatcher, Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg

This article was written by a an anonymouse sister who attended the #HiraHike hosted by the Zinniaville Go Green team in Rustenburg. The team took a group of girls, boys and adults for a trip to the Kgaswane Nature Reserve on the 23 August 2015. Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu I pray that all is well with […]

Read more
Interviewing Sister Faatimah Mansoor: World Forestry Congress, 7-12 September 2015, Durban

(Interview conducted by Fatima Ragie) 1) Ragie: As-salaamualaikum sister Faatimah. Thank you for your time and I hope you are doing well. Mansoor: Wa-alaikumusalaam. All is good and it my pleasure to speak to you.   2) Ragie: The fourteenth World Forestry Congress was held from the 7 to the 11 of September this year, […]

Read more
“The Museum” visit – a simple reminder

– 2014-11-16, Fatima Ragie “The Museum المتحف ” is a newly established Islamic museum at the Darul Uloom Zakariyya University, south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Extremely well designed, well researched, pleasantly themed and of moderate size, The Museum is definitely worth a visit.   Having recently visited The Museum, I felt that the strong take […]

Read more