EdenKeeper Article: Egypt Illuminates Ancient Alleyways With Solar Light

Dark alley in crowded city

Dark alleys are very common in over crowded cities. El Mahala, Egypt

I’d love to share with you this great new technology that Egyptian researchers have designed to brighten up dimly lit streets and alleyways blocked from the sun by overcrowded conditions in high rise urban centers. My latest article published on EdenKeeper.org can’t be posted entirely here on my blog, but it can be “reposted” with a synopsis, and I think you’ll find it interesting! I’m also throwing an Award Party down below, so I hope you’ll stay for the free food and fun!


Egypt Illuminates Ancient Alleyways With Solar Light (via http://edenkeeper.org)

Global populations are rising continuously, tall buildings are rising higher, and in dense urban centers around the world, sunlight is being blocked out. Although the sun is the highest object in the sky, more and more people are literally living in the dark. But an eco-friendly solution is rising on the horizon. In response to over crowded urban conditions in developing countries, researchers in Egypt have developed an inexpensive way of redirecting natural sunlight, capable of increasing the brightness in dimly lit streets and alleys by up to 400 percent.

Islam Teaches that God Created the Sun to be of Service to Humans

“And He has made the sun and the moon, both constantly pursuing their courses, to be of service to you; and He has made the night and the day, to be of service to you.” (Quran 14-33)

Islam teaches in the Quran that God specifically created the sun and the moon to be of service to human beings. It is both allowable and advisable for humans to utilize the powerful potential of these generous gifts. And how we may utilize the services of the sun is limited only by our ability to imagine innovative answers to our solar needs.

Why We Need Sunlight

The human need for sunlight is well documented, being critical for the production of vitamin D, a necessary ingredient in the recipe for all humans’ good health. Vitamin D is important to the body for healthy bone structure. Muscles need it to move, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every single part of the body, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from Osteoporosis, a disease responsible for the progressive weakening and frailty of aging bones.

Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the human body, but very few foods naturally contain vitamin D. In the developed world, many commercially prepared foods are supplemented with it, but this is not the typical food eaten in the developing world. Our skin must be directly exposed to the sun for the human body to produce vitamin D, and most people meet at least some of their daily requirement needs this way. However, skin exposed to sunshine indoors through a window will not produce vitamin D. Cloudy days, shade, and having dark-colored skin also cut down on the amount of vitamin D the skin makes, potentially leading to serious health issues, especially in the developing countries.… Read more of my article on Edenkeeper.org


Time For Another Award Party!


Extra special thanks to Aquileana and Afsheenanjum for nominating me for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award!

The rules are easy for this one!

party food

Please have some healthy party food! source: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/healthy-party-foods/

The Rules

● Thank the person who awarded you

● Include the award on your blog

● Optional – Give the award to as many people as you wish (and there’s no deadline for this, either)

I hope you’ll all take advantage of this great opportunity to visit these wonderful bloggers at their excellent blogs. Congratulations to all of you and thanks so much for being really Wonderful Team Members when it comes to reading each other’s posts. It’s such a pleasure to know all of you, and I wish for you all great success with your writing!

Here are my ♥♥♥ 13 Nominees ♥♥♥:

1. RandomlyAbstract 2. Laura Bloomsbury 3. Amy 4. Rayahsmomma 5. Kindness Blog 6. Passenger 7. Londoney 8. Zara 9. Mannalexandra 10. Kittykatmandoo 11. RestlessJo 12. Imelda 13. Maria Brinkley

Congratulations to all of you!

party food

I just love fruit sald, don't you?!!! source: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/healthy-party-foods/

party food

Please have some more food! Isn't this idea adorable? source: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/healthy-party-foods/

See you all again soon, insha’Allah!

♥♥♥ ;^)))

37 thoughts on “EdenKeeper Article: Egypt Illuminates Ancient Alleyways With Solar Light

  1. Indeed He created the Sun and the Moon and everything between the Skies and the Ground for the service of His Creations. I love the way you’ve put it; it really depends on our abilities as to how well we make use of these things for ourselves and others.

    Also, I love that fruit salad! 😀 Thank you so very much for nominating my blog and letting me be a part of this amazing thing. It made my day! ^_^


  2. you are so fun! the fruit looks yummy – but is such a tease because I could not taste any of it through my screen. ha! and how cool to use the sun for the dark alleys – and your photo is nice. I have never really heard anything from the Quran and that was beautiful – I know we have differing spiritual beliefs – but I am glad we are blogging friends – and glad we share universal things that unite…. 🙂


    • Thank you so much, Yvette, how very sweet of you! I really agree, it is so wonderful to share the beautiful things that bring us together, and this makes it easier to share the new things, too! Sorry the fruit salad was so bland, maybe you’ll just have to come for lunch next time you’re in my neighborhood! ♥♥♥ ;^)


  3. Hi Aisha…
    Such an interesting post honey…. Sunlight is really important and You reminded me that I need to pick up more sun, even when It is almost winter here… That healthy gifts you have added to the post seem so yummy and fresh…
    Also Wonderful that you are sharing this award again, dearheart …. I Will make sure to check out your nominees’ blogs…
    Sending you hugs and wishing you a great weekend ahead,
    Aquileana 😀


    • Hello dear Aquileana! Isnt it amazing to live in the virtual space of the internet and share both summer and winter at the same time with our amazing friends all over the world!
      Get some more sun as you can, maybe in the winter it’s even more nice to enjoy, isn’t it?!
      Sending more fresh fruit your way with hugs! ♥♥♥ ;^)


  4. Aisha Dear ! I just came by to say hi and give signs of life.I was away on hols and soon I’m leaving again,but I would like to go a bit around and enjoy the recent work of my favourite WP friends.
    What an interesting and multi-sided post my friend ! You have combined so many things in one post ! You started with the new solar technology lights,you referred to religious beliefs and theories and then you connected the sun and its properties with health issues … and then you started your award party with fresh and tempting fruit salads … What else should I expect … ? !!!!!!!
    Sending love ~♥~♥~♥~ and big hugs your way,
    Doda :-))))))) xxxxxxx

    PS : I’ll come back tomorrow to read more of your recent work and answer some of the comments (replies) you had made on some of your posts.
    PPSS : Thank you so very much for the fresh frut-salads and the sunshine I got from your post !!!!!!


    • Dear Doda! So happy to see you!! I knew you must be off somewhere and I’m glad you were having fun! I’ve been busy, too, as you see, but it’s mostly fun busy and lots of sunshine too – always happy to share, and extra very happy to share with you! Happy weekend, have some more fruit salad before you take off again! ♥♥♥ ;^)


  5. I’m so impressed that this has been accomplished in Egypt! I wish the country would make more use of solar energy. I hope this is the beginning of that endeavour; we do have plenty of sun!

    Thank you so much for the award! 🙂


    • Welcome, Christy! I really enjoyed your poem on Aquileana’s latest post! Thanks so much for following me here, I’m really happy to meet you! ♥♥♥ ;^) ps dont miss the fruit salad, there’s still plenty and it stays fresh like magic, lol!


  6. Aisha, congrats!!! I didn’t know you had written such a fascinating article online! I especially like:
    “And He has made the sun and the moon, both constantly pursuing their courses, to be of service to you; and He has made the night and the day, to be of service to you.” (Quran 14-33)
    I think this energy is with us all the time, and we simply don’t realise it. I love the quotes from your article, and the images as well. Again, congrats!!!!


    • Thank you so much, Dear Doda! I appreciate your encouragement very much, and I’m really happy that you enjoyed the article! You are right, we all need to utilize the energy from the sun more! ♥♥♥ ;^)


  7. When I picture Egypt and some other places, I picture dark alleyways like this. It would be incredible to redirect sunlight down into them. I wonder what kind of effects it would have? I imagine less crime. But what else? Sunlight has so much influence on our moods, I think. But it may also make it very hot down those alleys where perhaps they need shade to stay cool??


    • These are really great points, Juliann! Yes, our apartment in the city is always in the dark as its surrounded by other tall bldgs, and its so depressing I dont like to go there much! But also you might be right, lol, we must be careful what we pray for because we might just get it and not really like the side effects!

      On the other hand, they say the big increase in light comes in the autumn and winter, and they are fair weather seasons here, so a little extra heat, especially in the winter might not be a bad result after all. Those tall concrete bldgs can freeze your buns in the winter – almost nobody has heating here! Thanks for the great comments, so great to see you here! ♥♥♥ ;^)


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