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Avoiding Wastage is a Sign of Gratitude to Allah

  • Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) placed great emphasis on this topic. It is narrated in a hadith that one day, the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) passed by Sa'ad when he was performing ablution, and the Prophet (s.a.w.) said: 'What is this extravagance?' Sa’ad replied: 'Is there wastefulness in ablution?' The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: 'Yes, even if you are on the bank of a flowing river. (Hadith narrated by Ibn Majah).

  • No doubt, every living thing on this earth needs water either directly or indirectly. Water is essential for growing and processing crops and livestock. Therefore, we need to be mindful in utilising this blessing by conserving our resources.

  • Early this week, Singapore witnessed the celebration of "Singapore World Water Day" where it aims to raise awareness on the importance of keeping water clean and being prudent when using it. As a Muslim, this commendable effort of saving water should be practiced and applauded as it is among the Sunnah of the Prophet (s.a.w.).