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 […]

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#30PacketsOfGreeness, #Ramadan2016

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Muslims set themselves into a daily routine of rising above their physical needs in order to embrace greater spirituality. The month is filled with extra acts of worship, an emphasis on being a source of goodness, and an avoidance of any action that is of harm to others and […]

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#30DaysOfRamadan, #30PacketsOfGreeness

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslim set themselves into a daily routine of rising above their physical needs and wants in order to embrace greater spirituality. The month is filled with extra acts of worship, an emphasis on being a source of goodness, and an avoidance of any action that is of harm […]

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Saqifah Bani Sa’eda

A Green Garden Gem in Madinah سقيفة بني ساعدة In the blessed city of Madinah Munawwarah, just over 200m away from the Masjidun Nabawi, lies a green garden quietly being looked after by its faithful caretakers. Located west of the north-western corner of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎)’s mosque (the Movenpick hotel corner), this […]

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Does Islam accord animals rights?

Does Islam accord animals rights? What is our Islamic duty towards the animals on this earth? – Lutfiyah Suliman, 2013-12-09 When the disconcerting image of a proud Melissa Bachman, alongside a beautiful (but dead) male lion went viral on social media, I found myself engaged in a heated debate about the merits of canned hunting. Ironically, […]

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