Tag: religion

    Pope Francis says choosing pets over kids is selfish

    Pope Francis has suggested people who choose to have pets over children are acting selfishly. He criticized people who decided not to have children, but to have pets instead. The pope was speaking to a general audience on January 5, when he turned his sermon to fatherhood. The Pope’s comments came as he was discussing […]

    Eco-friendly worship: The ways some Muslims are protecting the environment

    From using sustainable water sources to renewable energies, mosques worldwide are looking to combat climate change. Let’s read more in the Middle East eye article. On the cover: Cambridge Mosque is the first purpose-built eco-designed mosque in Europe (Creative Commons). *** When it comes to climate change, many Muslim-majority states are leading the way for […]

    DEWA inaugurates world’s first mosque to receive LEED platinum rating for green buildings

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated the world’s first mosque to receive the platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v4) from the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC) with 83 points. The mosque in Hatta can accommodate more than 600 worshippers on an area of 1,050 […]

    Vegan Muslim: How to navigate family gatherings on Eid Al Adha

    Meat and dairy are included in almost every cuisine, making it hard for some Muslim vegans to discover alternatives, especially on occasions like Eid, Doha News states. Being a vegan can be quite a challenge when there are limited food options at grocery stores and restaurants – but let’s face it, convincing your Muslim family […]