Environmental sustainability is at the core of Islam, with the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) saying in a narration: “Do not waste water even if you were at a running stream.”
In early 2020, as we come to grips with the consequences of global environmental degradation and climate change, the MCB formed a Sustainability Team to explore ways of better promote environmental sustainability across the work of MCB and its members.
Online Iftars 2020
Ramadan is an opportune moment to highlight these issues. The four weeks of fasting are usually associated with increased communal activity, bringing Muslims together in homes, in mosques, for prayer and sharing of food. While it is not safe to congregate in these ways this year, MCB is finding a way to bring people together virtually.
This year we hosted 4 ‘online iftars’ every Thursday (23 April, 30 April, 7 May, 14 May 2020). Our objectives were to bring people together, while highlighting Islamic perspectives on sustainability along with practical ideas and experience repairing our relationship to the natural world.
View recordings of the Eco-Iftar webinars below.
For more information about upcoming events planned for 2020, please get in touch here.
14 May Eco-Iftar recording
7 May Eco-Iftar recording
30 April Eco-Iftar recording
23 April Eco-Iftar recording
Eco-Mosques Iftar – January 2020
View photos below from this Eco-Mosques seminar held in January 2020 in association with The City Circle.
Plastic-Free Iftars 2019
Read more about best practice around plastic-free iftars run by MCB members below!
To be added shortly.