ظَهَرَ الْفَسَادُ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِي النَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُم بَعْضَ الَّذِي عَمِلُوا لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ
Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by [reason of] what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of [the consequence of] what they have done that perhaps they will return [to righteousness].
[Al-Quran – Ar-Rum (The Romans): 41]
When I reflected on my habits in light of the teachings of the Qur’an, I realized that many of my habits can be categorized as “environmentally unfriendly.”
The one area I especially want to focus on to reduce waste is conserving water as a resource. Alhamdulillah, we belong to the niche segment of this society whereby we can afford clean water tankers and branded mineral water without giving much thought to the cost. Hence, we tend to take this blessing of Allah for granted. This is inspite of the fact that we live in a country where majority of the population is deprived of clean drinking water.
My resolve is to make sure I limit wasting water during wudhu, bathing and while carrying out other kitchen chores.
How I Will Achieve This
- Not opening the tap to full gush of water and not relaxing under hot shower for ages will help me achieve this goal.
- Moreover, I aim to inculcate this habit in my children starting now as they are under the age of 3 years.
- Additionally, I will try and convey this to the domestic staff as well but this time in a polite way giving rationale from deen and Qur’an teachings so that the message is more effective.