Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TAG - Green Ramadan PLEDGE


"I _______________________ pledge this Ramadan to MAKE A DIFFERENCE to be environmentally conscious, socially responsible and compassionate to those around me in following the example of Prophet Muhammad – the mercy to the worlds. In order to fulfill this, I pledge to do the following action items (SELECT PLEDGE ITEMS):

ð       1. Adopt a Sunnah Wudu: It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad would perform the entire wudu from a bowl two-hands full together (approximately 0.5 liter) and he warned against excess in performing ablution (israf).
ð       2. Quick Showers: Reduce shower time by 20%. On average, a ten minute shower results in twenty-five gallons of water down the drain.

ð       3. Eliminate Plastic Water Bottles: Plastic should be minimized because of harm related to global warming and health.
ð       4. Eliminate Styrofoam. Styrofoam is unrecyclable and non-biodegradable, which means that it will persist as garbage even a thousand year after its use.
ð       5. Adopt a Reusable water bottle/mug whether you are at the mosque, work, or home. Avoid bringing plastic disposable bottles to the mosque during iftars and for tarawih.
ð       6. Reduce Disposable Party items: Remove or reduce all of disposable items from your parties and save money while doing so.

ð       7. Reduce food waste and over consumption by eating moderately, keeping in mind the hadith (fill ⅓ of stomach with food, ⅓ water, and ⅓ empty). Take only what you can comfortably finish.
ð       8. Sunnah Iftars: Eat More Fruits & Vegetables, Less Meat: The Prophet’s diet consisted mostly of grains, dates, water, milk, honey, vegetables and fruits. Meat was not daily part of his diet. 

ð       9.  Make an effort to carpool.  
ð        10. Plant or expand a garden this year (less grass, more trees and plants) at home or the mosque and remember that planting a tree is a charity.

May God help me accomplish this pledge to the best of my ability seeking His pleasure, amen.”

(Green Ramadan Initiative - TAG, Think As Green.com) 


  1. I Elfatih Sirajuddin Hamid pledge

  2. Assalamu Alaikum,

    I stumbled across your page and am impressed with some of the work you are doing in the United States. I am in the process of starting a similar venture in Canada; aiming to promote the environmental aspects of Islam and to recognize some of the accomplishments of the Muslim community. Please visit my page at www.khaleafa.com. I look forward to your future posts and to sharing ideas on green various aspects of Islam.

    Muaz Nasir

  3. SAlaam alaykum, I'll take the pledge!

  4. Muaz & Hana,

    I am aware of your excellent green work in promoting env. stewardship. I will keep you posted on a post Ramadan green activist conference. Please keep sharing ideas and keep acting local while thinking gloablly.



  5. Insha'Allah I will pledge!

  6. mashAllah, what an amazing effort! inshAllah I, Haidar Ali Anwar, definitely take this pledge!

  7. I will pledge inshaAllah. This is awesome. JazaakumAllahu Khairan.

  8. mashAllah, I see Green Team UCLA taking the lead here :)

    I have seen Ustadh Hisham Mahmoud (UCLA) will never use disposable items even at other people's house. He would simply ask for reusable utensils on a condition that he would wash it at the end of the meal :)

  9. The folks at Ta'leef Collective in the S.F. Bay Area are doing the same, though we started half way through the blessed month on the initiative. May Allah accept our efforts and make us more green by next Ramadan. Please visit us on the web or if you're in Northern Californiain person www.taleefcollective.org

  10. Taleef is really an inspirational idea, a blessed sunna (legacy) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad.

    Zari, I have an incredible amount of respect for people working for social justice & the environmental causes.

    SUPPORT www.taleefcollective.org