Humans need water. Health experts say women need 2.5 liters and men need 3.5 liters of water per day. People generally cannot live more than 100 hours without water.
Water is even more important to people living in the desert. What is the importance of water in the Quran and Bible? How does that relate to our faith?
Importance of Water in the Quran
The Arabic word for water is ma. It’s used 63 times in the Quran. Water is the source of life.
- “. . . and made from water every living thing . . .” (Qs 21:30).
- Water healed Job. “Strike [the ground] with your foot; this is a [spring for] a cool bath and drink. And We granted him his family . . .” (Qs 38:42-43).
- When Jews were thirsty, Moses prayed, and Allah provided water. “. . . there gushed forth from it twelve springs . . . Eat and drink from the provision of Allah” (Qs 2:60).
Importance of Water in the Bible
Water is also important in the Bible. The Torah shows the importance of water in Paradise, with Noah and the flood, and when Allah parted the waters to save the Jews from the Egyptians.
The Gospels often mention water. Isa Al-Masih walked on water (Matthew 14:25) and calmed a storm. “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm” (Mark 4:39).
Water and the Straight Path
We have seen the importance of water in the Quran and Bible. Water brings life and healing.
The straight path is incredibly significant to Muslims because they pray, “Guide us to the straight path” 17 times every day. Is there a connection between water and the straight path?
When people walk through a desert they must know the path to an oasis. If not, they will die. Water can determine their fate.
Isa Al-Masih is the Path and Owns Living Water
The Gospels teach Isa Al-Masih is the path. He said, “I am the way and the truth and the life . . .” (John 14:6).
Isa Al-Masih has living water. “. . . whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (Injil, John 4:14).
Isa Al-Masih is the only way to living water. It is only found in Him. Isa will determine your eternal fate. Every person that believes in Him will receive eternal life.
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