“We Made from Water Every Living Thing” (Infograph)

Islam gives a unique importance to water. The Holy Qur’an describes it as a life-giving, sustaining, and purifying natural resource. It is clearly viewed in Islam as the origin of all life on Earth, the substance from which God created man (Surat: Al-Furqan: 25:54).

The Qur’an emphasizes its centrality: “We made from water every living thing” (Surat Al-Anbya’: 21:30). Water is the primary element that existed even before the heavens and the earth did: “And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and his Throne was upon water.” (Surat Hud: 11:7).

The water of rain, rivers, and fountains runs through the pages of the Qur’an to symbolize God’s benevolence: “He sends down saving rain for them when they have lost all hope and spreads abroad His mercy.” (Surat: Al-Furqan: 25:48).

Scientists found that water is incomparably the best liquid option for staying hydrated and healthy. Plants and animals are mostly water inside, and must drink water to live.

In fact, it gives a medium for chemical reactions to take place, and is the main part of blood. It keeps the body temperature the same by sweating from the skin.

Additionally, water helps blood carry nutrients from the stomach to all parts of the body to keep the body alive. Water also helps the blood carry oxygen from the lungs to the body.

Moreover, saliva, which helps animals and people digest food, is mostly water. Water helps make urine. Urine helps remove bad chemicals from the body. The human body is between 60% and 70% water.

Other drinks and foods can help you stay hydrated, but some may add extra calories from sugar to your diet. Drinks like fruit and vegetable juices, milk, and herbal teas can contribute to the amount of water you get each day.