Water conservation from the perspective of Islam

By | April 7, 2021

Water is an essential element of the environment which is very important for the life of living beings. That is, the life of all living things depends on water. In addition to freshwater (97%) and natural glaciers (2%), freshwater that is usable by humans is very low at 1%, so the holy religion of Islam also prevents humans from conserving water and wasting it. Obligated; as follows.

In Surah Al-A’raf, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

Translation: Eat, drink and do not transgress. Allah does not like transgressors.

Therefore, abusing the use of water also causes displeasure to Allah.


The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade the contamination of water. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

(Do not deny one of you in the eternal water, who does not perform it and then is swallowed up in it.) (Bukhari: 424)

Translation: Never say in stagnant water what is not flowing, because then take a bath in it.


There is also a hadith about wasting water unnecessarily:

(Prophet Muhammad died bsd cxinvali georgian, fqal Mei NDOSH alsrf? Fqal: Iphigene alvzv’ extravagant? He said: taken, Von Kant Ali river jar.) (Ibn Majah 419)

Translation: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw Sa’d performing ablution. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to him: How extravagant is this? Hazrat Saad Raz told him to be extravagant in ablution too? The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Yes, it is extravagant, even if you perform ablution on a flowing stream.”



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