Volume 3, Issue 4

Lake and lake water use in Islam


Mohammad Nasir Ahmad*


“Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, and then we parted them? And we have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?” [Qur‟an 21:30]
In the Islamic belief water especially the pure water plays a crucial role not only during the bath for purity but also for Wazu (customary cleansing ritual before prayers) before offering the Namaj (Prayers) throughout the day. The lake water is nearly prohibited in performing the bath and Wudu in Islam because of the impurity found in it. Bhopal is also known as City of Lakes and having two major lakes i.e. Upper and Lower lakes of Bhopal. The Upper lake is shallow, highly stratified and oligotrophic lake while Lower lake is eutrophic. The Upper part of Bhoj Wetland has many direct and indirect uses. It is a major source of potable water contributing up to 50% in a normal weather year. The present paper shows that in the present scenario they are least bothered about the lake and its water conservation. Findings suggest that there is willingness in the community to join and contribute towards the Lake water conservation provided that the support of Immam/ Mufti etc (Religious Leaders) along with the Government and Community based organisation should be available to Guide and motivate this noble cause.



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Mohammad Nasir Ahmad* | Lake and lake water use in Islam | DOI : https://doi.org/10.62226/ijarst20140452

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