On World Water Day - Muslim Council of Elders: Water is the Foundation of Life on Earth and Islam Encourages its Preservation and Rational Use

Muslim Council of Elders: The Mohamed bin Zayed Water Initiative Reflects the Wise Vision of the President of the UAE in Addressing the Existential Challenge of Water Scarcity

The Muslim Council of Elders, under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, affirmed that water is the foundation of life on planet Earth and that no environmental or economic system can persist without the presence of clean water suitable for drinking and use. The Council emphasized that in Islam, water is described as a source of life. Therefore, it strongly encourages the rational consumption of water and prohibits extravagance in its use. 

On the occasion of World Water Day, which falls on March 22nd of each year, the Muslim Council of Elders stated that sharing water resources and ensuring their efficient and equitable distribution are significant challenges facing humanity. These challenges include climate change, water scarcity, water pollution, deteriorating water quality, and escalating tensions related to water in many regions worldwide. The Council called for collaboration among nations, institutions, and individuals to support efforts aimed at rationalizing water consumption and fostering a culture of proper practices and behaviors in this regard.

The statement also commended the Mohamed bin Zayed Water Initiative, which aims to address the urgent global challenge of water scarcity and accelerate innovative technological solutions in this field. It emphasized that this initiative reflects the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, in tackling this existential challenge. It embodies the UAE's strong commitment to achieving comprehensive development in various communities worldwide and ensuring a dignified and sustainable life for all.



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