Water in Islamic Culture

The great cultural bloom that took place during the al-Andalus period was made possible from a material and social viewpoint thanks, among other factors, to the judicious water management at those times. Countryside, cities, public bathhouses and fountains, mosques and gardens honoured the element of water. However, this water culture emerged from a distinctively Islamic conception which is briefly summarized in the following paragraphs. Water in the Holy Quran In Islam, life and knowledge originated from water, a divine gift that symbolises profound wisdom, the drink that quenches the soul’s thirst. But it is also science. Thus, the word al-ma’a – water … Continue reading

Earth Hour – Making of a Movement

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. The event is held worldwide and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet Making of a Movement Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and was conceived by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). On the occasion, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off … Continue reading

How Living a Minimalist Lifestyle Can Help Our Environment

The concept of a minimalist lifestyle is more and more popular nowadays and a lot of people try to have a better mindset by adopting it. However, this choice has implications not only on the population’s mental health but also on the environment and we are going to tell you all about it in this article. What is the meaning of the ‘minimalist lifestyle’? Minimalism is a term that comes from the early 60s when several artists started to simplify art, like visual art and music. The concept was that with very simple techniques they could capture the essence of … Continue reading

أفكار لمشاريع صديقة للبيئة لطلاب المدارس

كل يوم نقوم بقتل البيئة، ويلزم ان نرعاها وان نوقف قتلها. لهذا السبب تقوم بعض المدارس بتعليم الطلاب وتوعيتهم حول كيفية حماية طبيعتنا. هنالك العديد من المشاريع البيئية المبادرة لانقاذ الطبيعة، وهنا سنذكر عشرة أفكار لمشاريع صديقة للبيئة تستهدف طلاب المدارس ومن شأنها تعزيز مشاركتهم للإتجاه نحو  ” القطاع الأخضر”، وممكن أن يستفيد المعلمون من المعلومات الموجودة هاهنا لاستنباط بعض الافكار لنشاطاتهم. بداية نود أن نلفت انتباهكم لعوامل الخطر الرئيسية التي تؤثر بشكل سلبي على البيئة لنلقي نظرة على القائمة أدناه  – تغير المناخ الكوارث الطبيعية التلوث بجميع أشكاله إبادة الغطاء النباتي والحيواني إبادة الغابات القوانين والسياسات البيئية غير الفعالة … Continue reading