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SOUTH AFRICA IN A WATER CRISES…

May Almighty God alleviate this struggle and grant us ease, Ameen

South Africa is in a water crisis that will impact and affect the quality of life of all citizens. During the last few years, water scarcity has impacted on our lives, with the result, our dam levels have consistently been dropping, raising concerns that we are facing a water crisis. Badly affected areas such as the Karoo imported water during dry periods. The Muslim Judicial Council responded to a plea from the Loeriesfontein area and delivered approximately 50 000 litres of water during the past few months.

As responsible citizens, we appeal to our community to implement all methods in order to use water efficiently.Enjoy the blessings of life, but take cognisance of the guidance from the Holy Quran in which God Almighty advises mankind regarding wastage as such: “O Children of Adam …Eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for God loveth not the wasters.”Quran Chapter 7, Verse 31.

The life-giving importance of water is mentioned in the Holy Quran, Chapter 21(The Prophets), Verse 30that “…and made from water every living thing? Our BelovedProphet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) spoke about not wasting water and said ““Do not waste water even if performing ablution on the bank of a fast-flowing, large river.”

The Western Cape received a below average rainfall for the first time in five years.

We therefore urgently request that as a community we implement water-wise policies in our homes, mosques, workplace and during recreation.

Media Department
Tel: 021 6844 636

15 NOVEMBER 2016

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