Another aspect of Islamic thought manifest in Aljamea’s campuses is its attention towards impacting Allah’s creations, the natural environment, to the least extent possible. Green building techniques and environmentally friendly operations are in practice in Surat, Karachi and Nairobi.
Where possible, buildings have been designed to utilise sunlight and facilitate natural ventilation to the greatest extent possible, decreasing dependency on artificial methods that consume great amounts of electricity. In Surat, a solar water heating system has been in use for the dormitories since the early 1980’s.
An intricate layout of coconut trees planted along the perimeter of the Karachi campus’ sports field mitigates water logging not only in Aljamea, but in the surrounding homes. Recycling, compost facilities, motion sensor lighting and paper reduction policies are just some of the ways in which Aljamea contributes to protecting Allah’s great bounty: the world we live in.
The new Jamea campuses, both in Nairobi and Mumbai are on track to be LEED certified with elements such as photovoltaic panels, passive ventilation strategies and geothermal cooling.
In this manner, both in theory and practise, Aljamea strives to reflect in itself and its students, the values inspired by Islam and the Fatimi tradition.