Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Green Muslims


I received some encouraging emails from friends after advertising my blog. So as it turns out, there are some green Muslims out there! Hurray for all of you Muslims that are understanding the true meaning of our religion, and hurray for anyone whose trying to make a difference. May the force be with you:)
So inshaAllah I'll be linking some stuff and articles about Islam and the environment.

Here's a quick easy recepie for an all purpose cleaner you can use.
What you'll need:
A big spray bottle ( made from recycled plastic, or any hard spray plastic bottle)
White vinegar
Water or distilled water if you have hard water
Any scent you like of an essential oil( I use peppermint, it smells so fresh)
fill half the bottle with water and the other half with vinegar, Depending on how big the bottle is add from 15 to 20 drops of your favorite smelling essential oil. if it still smells so vinegary you can add more. You're now ready to start your non-toxic cleaning.
I use this product for about everything you can think of, from cleaning kitchen counters to spot cleaning carpet spills, I spray it on glass windows, bathroom tiles.. you name it, I also use it as a rinse after washing with soapy water which I'll include the recepie of some other time.
Meanwhile I am working on figuring out how to feed about 50 people every week without producing so much trash. The Imam at the mosque I go to started something like a soup kitchen for the neighborhood, so great ya :) The thing is we use those big tin foil plates and we pack the dinners in Styrofoam boxes plus we include plastic utensils. Ideas anyone?

7 comments:

Another Anna said...

How exciting that you have a blog! I can't wait to read what you have to say!

I found a website that might help with the soup kitchen trash situation: excellentpackaging.com
It seems to have all different kinds of eco-friendly packages.

lauren said...

Yay! A blog! I'm excited too. :)

Do you have to transport the food once it is cooked? In individual packages for handing out?

You could check thrift stores for non-disposable versions of anything you aren't giving away ... like big plates or trays for serving from?

Marwa said...

Nermz!! Mabrouk on the blog sweets u certainly have a lot of good stuff to share mashaAllah Barak Allahu feeki :)

Muslim Hippie said...

Thank you Guys for all your valuable ideas about soup kitchen trash, will let you know how it turned out.

Sanjana said...

i'm loving this blog masha'ALlah.

here's another link for more eco-friendly paper products: http://www.treecycle.com/bagasse.html - the plates and stuff can also be composted if scraped clean of food, reducing waste even more.

Bro Rapp said...

Alhamdulillah!!!!!!
Great to see muslims come to grips with the fitra. I'm down here in Texas fueling my rigs with veggie oil that I scrounge from restaurants.
salaams

Bro Rapp said...

Al hamdulillah!!!!
How refreshing to see muslims come to terms with the fitra.
I am down here in Texas fueling my truck on veggie oil.
Bro Rapp