And [mention, O Muḥammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority" - Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2:30.
With this authority, comes great responsibility - to care for our environment.
At Darul Hijrah, we are committed to sustainability. We love our environment and believe every small step contributes to protecting our planet.
The packaging your books arrive to you in - ~90% of it has been reused! We reuse the bubble wrap, the boxes, cardboard and the plastic packaging. Where possible we also use compostable packaging.
We strongly encourage you to reuse the packaging too! Otherwise, soft plastic can be recycled at the supermarket, cardboard in your yellow recycling bin and compostable packaging can be put in your home compost bin (if you do not have one, give it a go!)
We encourage the publishers we work with to source their paper from sustainable forestry.
We do not print business cards, receipts or attach swing tags to our products - these all end up in the bin and are wasted resources. Your receipt is emailed to you, and information about shipping, returns and other queries can be found on our website - Alhamdulillah for technology!
Once you have read your books and no longer need them - pass them on to others! Share the beneficial knowledge (you can sell them, pass them on or let friends and family borrow them). Please do not leave your unwanted Islamic books at the masajid without permission!
These small steps all contribute to sustainable living - which is at the heart of the Islamic way of life.