Surveying Madrasah Landscapes

After 9 weeks, I’m sure you’re sick of me constantly re-stating that Islam does provide enough reason for environmentalism. But how would I know if other Muslims are aware of this? In order to find out, I pestered asked some of my friends and family…

Mosque Buildings Not Green Yet

A couple of weeks ago, we had a learning journey to the School of Design and Environment which was about to open a net-zero energy building in January 2019! I’ll spare the details regarding the trip but you can read Chermaine’s and Ryan’s collaborated posts…

Too Much Hajj

Ayam back! On top of being rather mellow, I know my last few posts have been relatively late but it’s honestly just the state of my soul from all the projects, assignments and infuriatingly-time-consuming-but-graded museum visits! I can’t believe I’m going to be that guy…

A Nonesuch Hajj

Finding out about the environmental impacts of Hajj was one of the main reasons why I decided on the theme of this blog. As one of the 5 pillars, every physically and financially able Muslim is obligated to perform Hajj. Unfortunately, beyond the infrastructural strain…

None of Your Business

The concept of Islamic economics is an incredibly broad and complex one. The Economic History Association (EHA) provides a pretty comprehensive discussion on the topic and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested! The most interesting part is probably their analysis on the differences between…

Water Do After Recess Week

When we last left off, I mentioned that the additional 275L of water consumed by an average Muslim is an acute overestimation. Today’s post will be a continuation! Firstly, apart from the Quranic quotes I’ve mentioned, hadiths (recorded sayings or observation of Prophet Muhammad PBUH)…

Water Do for Recess Week

They say that freedom is a trap – to be truly free, you need restrictions to keep you from being a slave to your own desires. I’d say that’s a pretty good euphemism for how my recess has started :’) Like many other religions, water…

Road to Hi- …what?

Oh my goodness this week felt so loooong… Anyway, the topic for today is actually what I wanted to write about last week before, you know, the whole despair thing. It’s a little on the longer (but informative) side and I hope it’s enjoyable still!…

The Depths of My Despair

I’m not quite sure what is it about university life that has had such a profound effect on how I’m viewing people and the world. Honestly, I’ve found myself in a rut these few weeks. It’s also times like this that I find myself to…

First Post!

Hello, my name is Afiq and welcome to my first blog post! I’m just your run-of-the-mill half-Chinese, quarter-Japanese and quarter-Boyanese Singaporean who loves nature and Islam!     As an aspiring environmental professional and a practicing Muslim, I have noticed a lack of personal blogs…