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Friday, 16 June 2006



Assalamu-alaykum, I have the energy-saving lamps in every room of my house for years. They are long-lasting consumes less than 100 W for 6 rooms. I usually get mine from Singapore or India whenever I visit these countries. These bulbs are very cheap in these countries!

I think that the UK government could do more to encourage energy dependency and energy savings. For example, promoting energy-saving lamps by offering discounts, lowering the price of hybrid cars, improving the rail transport., etc.


This kind of thing reminds me of alot of dilemas to do with the enviroment and choice of purchase. There are so many things you have to watch out for... I think that when the time comes for me to start making all these choices, im just gonna avoid industry as much as I can. Buy my food from a meat shop, ride a bike instead of a car, etc. As much as i can anyway, mind, inshallah.

Fatima Barkatulla

I think the water shortage is also a sign from Allah to remind people that He is the provider of water so people don't take it for granted. Taking showers instead of baths, using the washing machine with a full load and less often, turning the tap off while brushing teeth, even using dripping water from a tap by gathering it in a bucket, can all go towards saving water.

Another reminder is the tafseer of the last aayah of Surah at-Takaathur (The Piling Up (Surah 102)) from the Qur'an:
"Thumma la tus alunna yaumaidhin 'an in na'eem"
'Then you will without doubt be questioned about 'an na'eem' (the bounties you enjoyed)'.

Ibn Katheer says quoting the early Muslims and the Prophet (s) that 'an na'eem' is according to many of them 'cold water'...meaning that we will be questioned about the cold water that we enjoyed.

ARG comment:..and I love my water cold!
This is a very important topic, and anyone who is following the "real news", knows the huge problems with water shortages that arefacing us know on a global sclae that are going to be exasperated with global warming. The next wars they say will be water wars!


this section of the blog is fantastic. please keep up the tips.
There's another tip in "moving house". More tips coming, and of course the biggest tip of all is there in the article "Islam's Green" which helps show how just being a Muslim makes you a greencondender.

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