World Earth Day Students Launch Eco-Madina

Press Release: Thursday, 22 April 2021

“The earth has been made for me a Masjid and a thing to purify.” [Sahih Bukhari]

The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems.

In Islam the conservation of the earth is extremely important. It is both exciting and empowering that the students of Madina Institute today launches ‘Eco-Madina’.
While Green Hijabs, shawls, kufiyas and general attire is being worn today to symbolize the initiative, it involves much more.

Imaan Khadir, Madina Institute SRC representative and co founder of this initiative explains:

“Islam teaches us the importance of taking care of our environment and surroundings. Even if we had to picture a world without climate change, unpolluted oceans and air, this responsibility would not have fallen away. Eco-Madina is but an initiative to assume the responsibility of being conscious of the ecological impact we have as an institution. We hope on beginning our eco-journey with recycling initiatives, eco-bricking, beach clean ups, art projects and much more. We will also focus on educating ourselves and others about sustainability. After all, change has to begin from oneself, and InshaAllah we hope on debuting this journey at our second home, Madina Institute.”

The institute founded by Shaykh Dr Muhammad al Ninowy requires its students to annually engage in what is called khidma hours with the core purpose of producing ambassadors of din with the social responsibility of doing more. Eco-Madina is another awesome initiative developing leaders who care and inspiring others to do the same. Today Eco-Madina calls on the public to wear green in support of World Earth Day and initiatives live Eco-Madina.

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