SIKHS. Uses of water by Sikhs. Holy Water. Sikhs use water in special ceremonies in which they call the water as “Amrit”. They use it as holy water for drinking some part of it and the other part is sprinkled on the eyes, face and head.
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Uses of water by Sikhs
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Sikh temple priest offering water with healing properties
IMPORTANCE OF WATER IN HINDUISM
The five elements of nature
(panchamahabhuta) include earth,
water, fire, air and sky.
WATER IN ISLAM
WATER AS TOLD IN QURAN
The value of water in Islam is reflected in the Holy Quran stating that "from water every living creature was created". In addition, Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) declared that all people have free access to water. The wells were protected by not allowing digging new wells within the vicinity of the old wells, and this area was referred to as "harim".
Prophet Mohammed established a religious institution which was declared as collective property, known as "waqf". In this context, some of the water resources and wells were declared as "waqf" and all the public had the right to use them.
ISLAMIC WATER LAWS
WUDU - ABLUTION
Wudu is the Islamic act of washing parts of the body using water. Muslims are required to be clean in preparation for ritual prayers. The Quran says "For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean."
Washing both the hands up to the wrists.
Rinsing the inner mouth.
Sniffing water and blowing it out
Passing wet hands over the whole head and around the ears.
Passing of fingers between the fingers of the hand and feet.
Brushing the teeth, preferably with a miswak.
Washing each limb thrice.
THE WELL OF ZAM ZAM
The Well of Zamzam is a Well in Mecca, 20 meters east of the Kaaba, the holiest place in Islam. According to Islamic belief, it was a miraculously-generated source of water from God, which began thousands of years ago when Ibrahim's infant son Ismail was thirsty and kept crying for water and was kicking at the ground when water gushed out. Millions of pilgrims visit the Well each year while performing the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages, in order to drink its water.
MIRACLE OF ZAM ZAM
Pilgrims visiting the well.
A pumping test at 8000 liters/second for more than a 24 hour period showed a drop in water level from 3.23 meters below surface to 12.72 meters and then to 13.39 meters, after which the water level stopped receding. When pumping stopped, the water level recovered to 3.9 meters below surface only 11 minutes later. This a miracle of the holy water zam zam.
Natural fluoride found in the water prevents bacteria growth, and made it free from bacteria and this water has never been chemically treated or chlorinated. There wasn't any sign of biological growth in the Zam Zam well.
It is colorless and odorless. Even if you keep it for a very long time, it will still remain crystal clear and safe for consumption.
Hindus and Muslims
Christians and Sikhs
All use water
For their religious mix
Water is our life
Like a husband and wife
Their relation cannot be broken
Take it as a token
Water is useful
And who doesn’t know this is a fool
Water is very fruitful
And makes the earth beautiful
Save water to save your world
Water is more precious than gold
Be brave, confident and bold
To save the earth from getting old.
Water is used in religion
It’s not a competition
It just reduces tension
And helps in better fusion
Water water everywhere
Waste no water anywhere
That’s what people say
But they never do that way
Thank you for your attention
and we hope
everyone understood the importance
of water in religions
- CLASS VIII
EMBASSY OF INDIA SCHOOL MOSCOW