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What is a Khalifah? MIST Workshop Recap

In early April, Green Muslims led two workshops at the Muslims Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST) Richmond annual tournament  in Richmond, VA.

At the tournament, Sameer Siddiqi and Rizwaan Akhtar, Green Muslims board members, led a session called “Everyday Khalifah,” an interactive workshop and environmental stewardship training with young students and adults. The theme of this year’s competition was The Patience of Champions: Rising to a Better Self. The workshop participants focused on learning about the deeper meanings of being a “khalifah” and challenges and strategies related to doing so.

View photos from one of the two workshops below or view them on Facebook.

If interested in learning more about Green Muslims workshops and trainings, or if you are interested in coordinating a workshop, please email us or tweet us @GreenMuslims.

In the News: Green Muslims Presents at Environmental Education Workshop

In January 2013, Rizwaan Akhtar of Green Muslims presented at an environmental service-learning program hosted at Zaytuna College. Read the complete story on the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

Zaytuna College Hosts Historic Workshop on Environmental Education in Islamic Schools

By Elaine Pasquini
Participants and guests gather at the Berkeley Independent Studies outdoor oven during a tour of the garden as part of the Experiential Environmental Education in Islamic Schools program. (Staff photo Phil Pasquini)

Participants and guests gather at the Berkeley Independent Studies outdoor oven during a tour of the garden as part of the Experiential Environmental Education in Islamic Schools program. (Staff photo Phil Pasquini)

AN HISTORIC environmental service-learning program, initiated by Saleem H. Ali, founding director of the University of Vermont’s In­stitute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security (IEDS), was held Jan. 1 through 5 at Berkeley’s Zaytuna College, the first Muslim liberal arts college in the U.S. Imam Dawood Yasin of Dartmouth College served as program director of the multi-day event, which was co-sponsored by Zaytuna College, the IEDS, and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. Read more…

Recap: Over 50 Come to Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, MD

On January 13th, the beautiful Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, MD on a foggy day, had over 50 come to participate in a Green Muslims presentation and discussion. At the event, a group decided to begin a community garden at the masjid and already received a donation to cover all of the gardening tools! May Allah bless them and give them a lot of rizq from their garden!

The MCC invited Green Muslims to present and lead a discussion for their Continuing Education Series. We thank everyone who invited us to come, organized the event, spread the word, and most of all, to those committed individuals who participated.