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Importance of water in Islam

 One of the most important elements in nature is water and as is mentioned in the holy Quran it is the main part of all living creatures. In Ayah 45 of Surah Al-Noor, Allah (SWT) said: And God created every living creature from water or in the Ayah 30 of Surah Al-Anbia is mentioned: We created all living things from water. In Ayah 24 of Surah Al-Roum, Allah (SWT) said: And sends down water from the clouds to give life to the earth after its death.

Here water is counted as the source of life to the earth. In Ayah 18 of Surah Momenoon, the Almighty said: And We sent water from the clouds in a pre-determined portion, then placed it in the earth and surely We are capable of taking it away. In Ayah 48 of Surah Al-Forqan, Allah (SWT) said: And it is God who sends the winds as good news before God’s blessings (rain) and We send down clean water from the cloud. Here the rain is introduced as the clean water without any impurity.

Islamic leaders have always considered water as an element of cleanliness and a source of sustenance. Imam Sadiq (AS) said: Whoever has water and land but still is poor and needy will stay away from God’s blessings [1]. There are also various praying for rain and use of water for ablution which show the importance of water in Islam. The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: “Rage is from Satan and Satan is created from fire, and fire will be extinguished with water, so whenever one of you gets angry, do ablution (Wudhu).”

This narration yet again indicates the importance of water in Islam. In a part of Dua (prayer) number 19 of Sahifeh Sajjadieh, Imam Sajjad (AS) said: Please Allah (SWT), quench us with rain and give us your blessings, for beautiful plants all over the earth, send us rain laden clouds. In Sermon number 154 of Nahjul Balagha, Imam Ali (AS) said: All plants and vegetation need water.

Source: Shafaqna