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WATER IN THE QUR'AN

Then your hearts became hardened after that, so they were like rocks or even harder still. There are some rocks from which rivers gush out, and others which split open and water pours out, and others which crash down from fear of Allah. Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Surat al-Baqara, 74)

 

WATER IN PARADISE

Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. That is for those who fear their Lord. (Surat al-Bayyina, 8)

But those who believe and do right actions will have Gardens with rivers flowing under them. That is the Great Victory. (Surat al-Buruj, 11)

What is the Garden promised to those who guard against evil like? It has rivers flowing under it and its foodstuffs and cool shade never fail. That is the final fate of those who guard against evil. But the final fate of the disbelievers is the Fire. (Surat ar-Ra'd, 35)

As for those who believe and do right actions, We will lodge them in lofty chambers in the Garden, with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. How excellent is the reward of those who act. (Surat al-'Ankabut, 58)

But as for those who believe and do right actions, We will admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. In them they will have spouses of perfect purity and We will admit them into cool, refreshing shade. (Surat an-Nisa', 57)

For those who fear the Station of their Lord there are two Gardens. So which of your Lord's blessings do you both then deny? Shaded by spreading branches. So which of your Lord's blessings do you both then deny? In them are two clear flowing springs. (Surat ar-Rahman, 46-50)

 

WATER IN HELL

And beyond him is Hell where he will be given pus to drink. (Surah Ibrahim, 16)

Say: 'It is the truth from your Lord; so let whoever wishes believe and whoever wishes disbelieve.' We have prepared for the wrongdoers a Fire whose billowing walls of smoke will hem them in. If they call for help, they will be helped with water like seething molten brass, frying their faces. What a noxious drink! What an evil repose! (Surat al-Kahf, 29)

This! So let them taste it - boiling water and scalding pus. (Surah Sād, 57)

... into the boiling water and then are thrown into the Fire! (Surah Ghafir, 72)

Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water. (Surat as-Saffat, 67)

Abandon those who have turned their religion into a game and a diversion and who have been deluded by the life of this world. Remind by it lest a person is delivered up to destruction for what he has earned with no protector or intercessor besides Allah. Were he to offer every kind of compensation, it would not be accepted from him. Such people are delivered up to destruction for what they have earned. They will have scalding water to drink and a painful punishment because they were disbelievers. (Surat al-An'am, 70)

And drink scalding water on top of it, slurping like thirst-crazed camels. (Surat al-Waq'ia, 54-55)

The Companions of the Fire will call out to the Companions of the Garden, 'Throw down some water to us or some of what Allah has given you as provision.' They will say, 'Allah has forbidden them to the disbelievers. (Surat al-A'raf, 50)

 

Allah SENDS DOWN WATER FROM THE SKY

Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth and sends down water from the sky and by it brings forth fruits as provision for you. He has made the ships subservient to you to run upon the sea by His command, and He has made the rivers subservient to you. (Surah Ibrahim, 32)

We send forth the pollinating winds and send down water from the sky and give it to you to drink. And it is not you who keep its stores. (Surat al-Hijr, 22)

It is He Who sends down water from the sky. From it you drink and from it come the shrubs among which you graze your herds. (Surat an-Nahl, 10)

Allah sends down water from the sky and by it brings the dead earth back to life. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who hear. (Surat an-Nahl, 65)

It is He Who made the earth a cradle for you and threaded pathways for you through it and sent down water from the sky by which We have brought forth various different types of plants. (Surah Ta Ha, 53)

Make a metaphor for them of the life of this world. It is like water which We send down from the sky and the plants of the earth combine with it but then become dry chaff scattered by the winds. Allah has absolute power over everything. (Surat al-Kahf, 45)

We sent down a measured amount of water from heaven and lodged it firmly in the earth; and We are well able to remove it. (Surat al-Mu'minun, 18)

Do you not see that Allah propels the clouds then makes them coalesce then heaps them up, and then you see the rain come pouring out of the middle of them? And He sends down mountains from the sky with hail inside them, striking with it anyone He wills and averting it from anyone He wills. The brightness of His lightning almost blinds the sight. Allah revolves night and day. There is surely a lesson in that for people with inner sight. Allah created every animal from water. Some of them go on their bellies, some of them on two legs, and some on four. Allah creates whatever He wills. Allah has power over all things. (Surat an-Nur, 43-45)

It is He Who sends out the winds, bringing advance news of His mercy. And We send down from heaven pure water. (Surat al-Furqan, 48)

If you ask them, 'Who sends down water from the sky, bringing the earth back to life again after it was dead?' they will say, 'Allah.' Say: 'Praise be to Allah.' But most of them do not use their intellect. (Surat al-'Ankabut, 63)

Among His Signs is that He shows you lightning, a source of fear and eager hope, and sends down water from the sky, bringing the dead earth back to life by it. There are certainly Signs in that for people who use their intellect. (Surat ar-Rum, 24)

It is Allah Who created the heavens with no support - you can see them - and cast firmly embedded mountains on the earth so that it would not move under you, and scattered about in it creatures of every kind. And We send down water from the sky and make every generous species grow in it. (Surah Luqman, 10)

Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the sky and by it We bring forth fruits of varying colours? And in the mountains there are streaks of white and red, of varying shades, and rocks of deep jet black. (Surah Fatir, 27)

Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the sky and threads it through the earth to emerge as springs and then by it brings forth crops of varying colours, which then wither and you see them turning yellow and then He makes them into broken stubble? There is a reminder in that for people of intelligence. (Surat az-Zumar, 21)

It is He Who sends down water in due measure from the sky by which We bring a dead land back to life. That is how you too will be brought forth. (Surat az-Zukhruf, 11)

And in the alternation of night and day and the provision Allah sends down from the sky, bringing the earth to life by it after it has died, and the varying direction of the winds, there are Signs for people who use their intellect. (Surat al-Jathiyya, 5)

And We sent down blessed water from the sky and made gardens grow by it and grain for harvesting. (Surah Qaf, 9)

So We opened the gates of heaven with torrential water and made the earth burst forth with gushing springs. And the waters met together in a way which was decreed. (Surat al-Qamar, 11-12)

The metaphor of the life of this world is that of water which We send down from the sky, and which then mingles with the plants of the earth to provide food for both people and animals. Then, when the earth is at its loveliest and takes on its fairest guise and its people think they have it under their control, Our command comes upon it by night or day and We reduce it to dried-out stubble, as though it had not been flourishing just the day before! In this way We make Our Signs clear for people who reflect. (Surah Yunus, 24)

He sends down water from the sky and river-beds fill up and flow according to their size, and the floodwater carries with it an increasing layer of foam; a similar kind of foam comes from what you heat up in the fire, when you desire to make jewellery or other things. That is how Allah depicts the true and the false. As for the foam, it is quickly swept away. But as for that which is of use to people, it remains behind in the ground. That is a metaphor which Allah has made. (Surat ar-Rad, 17)

 

Allah SENDS DOWN DRINKING WATER

Have you thought about the water that you drink? Is it you who sent it down from the clouds or are We the Sender? If We wished We could have made it salty, so will you not give thanks? (Surat al-Waqi'a, 68-70)

 

Allah PRODUCES RAIN

It is Allah Who sends the winds which stir up clouds which He spreads about the sky however He wills. He forms them into dark clumps and you see the rain come pouring out from the middle of them. When He makes it fall on those of His servants He wills, they rejoice. (Surat ar-Rum, 48)

 

Allah GIVES LIFE TO the EARTH WITH WATER

Among His Signs is that you see the earth laid bare and then when We send down water on it, it quivers and swells. He Who gives it life is He Who gives life to the dead. Certainly He has power over all things. (Surah Fussilat, 39)

And in the earth there are tracts side by side and gardens of grapes and corn and palm trees having one root and (others) having distinct roots- they are watered with one water, and We make some of them excel others in fruit; There are Signs in that for people who use their intellect. (Surat ar-Ra'd, 4)

It is He Who sends down abundant rain, after they have lost all hope, and unfolds His mercy. He is the Protector, the Praiseworthy. (Surat ash-Shura, 28)

 

the BARRIER BETWEEN THE TWO SEAS

It is He Who has unloosed both seas - the one sweet and refreshing, the other salty and bitter - and put a dividing line between them, an uncrossable barrier. And it is He Who created human beings from water and then gave them relations by blood and marriage. Your Lord is All-Powerful. (Surat al-Furqan, 53-54)

He Who made the earth a stable dwelling place and appointed rivers flowing through its midst and placed firmly embedded mountains on it and set a barrier between the two seas. Is there another god besides Allah? No indeed, but most of them do not know it! (Surat an-Naml, 61)

He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them they do not break through. (Surat ar-Rahman, 19-20)

 

SHIPS SAILING ON THE SEA

Do you not see that ships sail on the sea by Allah's blessing so that He can show you something of His Signs? There are certainly Signs in that for everyone who is steadfast and thankful. When the waves hang over them like canopies, they call on Allah, making their religion sincerely His. But then when He delivers them safely to the land, some of them are ambivalent. None but a treacherous, thankless man denies Our Signs. Mankind! Have fear of your Lord and fear a day when no father will be able to atone for his son, or son for his father, in any way. Allah's promise is true. So do not let the life of this world delude you and do not let the Deluder delude you concerning Allah. Truly Allah has knowledge of the Hour and sends down abundant rain and knows what is in the womb. And no self knows what it will earn tomorrow and no self knows in what land it will die. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Surah Luqman, 31-34)

It is He Who made the sea subservient to you so that you can eat fresh flesh from it and bring out from it ornaments to wear. And you see the ships cleaving through it so that you can seek His bounty, and so that hopefully you will show thanks. (Surat an-Nahl, 14)

 

VARIOUS SOURCES OF WATER

The two seas are not the same: the one is sweet, refreshing, delicious to drink, the other salty, bitter to the taste. Yet from both of them you eat fresh flesh and extract ornaments for yourselves to wear; and you see ships on them, cleaving through the waves so that you can seek His bounty and so that hopefully you will be thankful. (Surah Fatir, 12)

 

Allah MADE THE SEA SUBSERVIENT TO PEOPLE

It is He Who made the sea subservient to you so that you can eat fresh flesh from it and bring out from it ornaments to wear. And you see the ships cleaving through it so that you can seek His bounty, and so that hopefully you will show thanks. (Surat an-Nahl, 14)

 

Allah BRINGS FORTH CROPS BY WATER

Do they not see how We drive water to barren land and bring forth crops by it which their livestock and they themselves both eat? So will they not see? (Surat as-Sajda, 27)

 

THE METAPHOR OF THE LIFE OF THE WORLD

Know that the life of this world is merely a game and a diversion and ostentation and a cause of boasting among yourselves and trying to outdo one another in wealth and children: like the plant-growth after rain which delights the cultivators, but then it withers and you see it turning yellow, and then it becomes broken stubble. In the hereafter there is terrible punishment but also forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure. The life of this world is nothing but the enjoyment of delusion. (Surat al-Hadid, 20)

The metaphor of the life of this world is that of water which We send down from the sky, and which then mingles with the plants of the earth to provide food for both people and animals. Then, when the earth is at its loveliest and takes on its fairest guise and its people think they have it under their control, Our command comes upon it by night or day and We reduce it to dried-out stubble, as though it had not been flourishing just the day before! In this way We make Our Signs clear for people who reflect. (Surah Yunus, 24)

 

ALLAH'S THRONE

It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in six days when His Throne was on the water, in order to test which of you has the best actions. If you say, 'You will be raised up after death,' those who disbelieve will say, 'This is nothing but downright magic.' (Surah Hud, 7)

 

MAN'S CREATION FROM A DROP OF SPERM

He created man from a drop of sperm and yet he is an open challenger! (Surah an-Nahl, 4)

Mankind! If you are in any doubt about the Rising, know that We created you from dust then from a drop of sperm then from a clot of blood then from a lump of flesh, formed yet unformed, so We may make things clear to you. We make whatever We want stay in the womb until a specified time and then We bring you out as children so that you can reach your full maturity. Some of you die and some of you revert to the lowest form of life so that, after having knowledge, they then know nothing at all. And you see the earth dead and barren; then when We send down water onto it it quivers and swells and sprouts with luxuriant plants of every kind. (Surat al-Hajj, 5)

Then produced his seed from an extract of base fluid. (Surat as-Sajda, 8)

Does not man see that We created him from a drop yet there he is, an open antagonist! (Surah Ya Sin, 77)

Was he not a drop of ejaculated sperm. (Surat al-Qiyama, 37)

We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We made him hearing and seeing. (Surat al-Insan, 2)

From what thing did He create him? From a drop of sperm He created him and proportioned him. (Surah 'Abasa, 18-19)

 

ALLAH CREATED EVERYTHING FROM WATER

Do those who disbelieve not see that the heavens and the earth were sewn together and then We unstitched them and that We made from water every living thing? So will they not believe? (Surat al-Anbiya', 30)

Allah created every animal from water. Some of them go on their bellies, some of them on two legs, and some on four. Allah creates whatever He wills. Allah has power over all things. (Surat an-Nur, 45)

 

ALLAH TRIed THE PEOPLE OF the PROPHET
SALIH (as) wIth water

He (Salih) said, 'Here is a she-camel. She has a time for drinking and you have a time for drinking - on specified days. (Surat ash-Shu'ara', 155)

We will send the she-camel as a trial for them. Just keep a watchful eye on them and be steadfast. Inform them that the water is to be shared out between them, each drinking by turn.' (Surat an-Qamar, 27-28)

 

the PROPHET Musa (as) CAST INTO THE WATER
WHEN HE WAS A CHILD

When We revealed to your mother: Place him into the box and throw it into the sea and the sea will wash it up on the shore, where an enemy of Mine and his will pick it up." I showered you with love from Me so that you would be brought up under My supervision. (Surah Ta Ha, 38-39)

We revealed to Musa's mother, 'Suckle him and then when you fear for him cast him into the sea. Do not fear or grieve; We will return him to you and make him one of the Messengers.' (Surat al-Qasas, 7)

 

the PROPHET Musa (as) STRIkes A DRY PATH
THROUGH THE SEA

We revealed to Musa, 'Travel with My servants by night. Strike a dry path for them through the sea. Have no fear of being overtaken and do not be afraid.' Pharaoh pursued them with his troops and the sea overwhelmed them utterly. (Surah Ta Ha, 77-78)

So We revealed to Musa, 'Strike the sea with your staff.' And it split in two, each part like a towering cliff. (Surat ash-Shu'ara', 63)

 

PHARAOH AND HIS TROOPS DROWNED

Then We drowned the rest. (Surat ash-Shu'ara', 66)

We brought the tribe of Israel across the sea and Pharaoh and his troops pursued them out of tyranny and enmity. Then, when he was on the point of drowning, he said, 'I believe that there is no god but Him in Whom the tribe of Israel believe. I am one of the Muslims.' 'What, now! When previously you rebelled and were one of the corrupters? Today we will preserve your body so you can be a Sign for people who come after you. Surely many people are heedless of Our Signs.' (Surah Yunus, 90-92)

 

the PROPHET Musa's (as) ARRIVAL AT
THE WATER OF MADYAN

When he arrived at the water of Madyan, he found a crowd of people drawing water there. Standing apart from them, he found two women, holding back their sheep. He said, 'What are you two doing here?' They said, 'We cannot draw water until the shepherds have driven off their sheep. You see our father is a very old man.' So he drew water for them and then withdrew into the shade and said, 'My Lord, I am truly in need of any good You have in store for me.' (Surat al-Qasas, 23-24)

 

THE PROPHET Musa (as) BURNs THE IDOL WHICH HIS PEOPLE WORSHIPPED
AND SCATTERs ITS ashes OVER THE SEA

He said, 'What do you think you were doing, Samaritan?' He said, 'I saw what they did not see. So I gathered up a handful from the Messenger's footprints and threw it in. That is what my inner self urged me to do.' He said, 'Go! In this world you will have to say, "Untouchable!" And you have an appointment which you will not fail to keep. Look at your god to which you devoted so much time. We will burn it up and then scatter it as dust into the sea. (Surah Ta Ha, 95-97)

 

DIVING SATANS at the PROPHET SULAYMAN's (as) COMMAND

And some of the satans dived for him and did other things apart from that. And We were watching over them. (Surat al-Anbiya', 82)

 

PROPHET SULAYMAN'S (as) PALACE

She was told: 'Enter the palace,' but when she saw it she supposed it to be a pool and bared her legs. He said, 'It is a palace paved with glass.' She said, 'My Lord, I have wronged myself but I have submitted with Sulayman to the Lord of all the worlds.' (Surat an-Naml, 44)

 

WATER THAT Allah GRANTED TO PROPHET AYYUB (as)

Remember Our servant Ayyub when he called on his Lord: 'Satan has afflicted me with exhaustion and suffering.' 'Stamp your foot! Here is a cool bath and water to drink.' (Surah Sād, 41-42)

 

BLESSING THAT Allah BESTOWED
ON MARYAM: A STREAM

So she conceived him and withdrew with him to a distant place. The pains of labour drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She said, 'Oh if only I had died before this time and was something discarded and forgotten!' A voice called out to her from under her, 'Do not grieve! Your Lord has placed a small stream at your feet. Shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you. Eat and drink and delight your eyes. If you should see anyone at all, just say, "I have made a vow of abstinence to the All-Merciful and today I will not speak to any human being."' (Surah Maryam, 22-26)

 

Allah PLACED MARYAM AND PROPHET 'Isa (as) ON
A MOUNTAINSIDE WITH A SPRING

And We made the son of Maryam and his mother a Sign and gave them shelter on a mountainside where there was a meadow and a flowing spring. (Surat al-Mu'minun, 50)

 

THE CITY ON WHICH A FATAL RAIN WAS RAINED

They themselves have come across the city which was rained on by an evil rain. Did they not then see it? But they do not expect to rise again. (Surat al-Furqan, 40)

 

THE RAIN OF THOSE WHO ARE WARNED

And made a Rain come pouring down upon them. How evil is the rain of those who are warned! (Surat ash-Shu'ara', 173)

 

Allah DROWNED DISBELIEVING NATIONS

We seized each one of them for their wrong actions. Against some We sent a sudden squall of stones; some of them were seized by the Great Blast; some We caused the earth to swallow up; and some We drowned. Allah did not wrong them; rather they wronged themselves. (Surat al-'Ankabut, 40)

 

FLOOD OF 'IRAM

But they turned away so We unleashed against them the flood of 'Iram from the great dam and exchanged their two gardens for two others containing bitter-tasting plants and tamarisk and a few lote trees. (Surah Saba', 16)