An Eco-Mosque & Centre
Islam encourages care for the planet and this means that all measures aimed at being eco-friendly which maintain the goodness of our environment are encouraged.
The Islamic Centre is a modern purpose-built mosque which incorporates specific features designed to be environmentally friendly.
Our building is constructed with energy efficient materials to try to conserve as much heat as possible, with large enough and plentiful windows to take advantage of natural light.
We have solar panels on our roof which are used to heat water for ablution. This helps us to keep energy consumption down.
We have installed water fountains around the building to reduce the need for plastic water bottles when providing water for the thirsty
It was narrated that Sā’d ibn Ubādah said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what charity is best?’ He (ﷺ) said: ‘Giving water to drink.'” [Sunan Ibn Mājah Hadith 3684]
Although we have a small car park, it is limited for wheelchair accessible vehicles, staff or service vehicles only thereby encouraging our congregation to walk rather than drive, as it is the sunnah of the prophet (ﷺ).
It was narrated that Abu Mūsa said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “The people who will receive the greatest reward for prayer are those who walk the furthest distance to come and pray, then those who walk the next furthest.” [Sahih Muslim, Hadith 662]
We have added a bike rack to encourage cycling to the Centre. These are located under the emergency stairs at the front of the centre. We do request that bicycle users do not chain their bikes to the railings on the disabled ramp as this obstructs our wheelchair users.
We have added flow restrictors to our taps to conserve water.
Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-’Ās said that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) happened to pass by Sā’d as he was performing ablution. Whereupon he said: Sā’d what is this extravagance? He said: Can there be any idea of extravagance in ablution? Whereupon he (the Prophet) said: Yes, even if you are by the side of a flowing river. [Sunan Ibn Mājah Hadith 425]