Wasting water

Q: There is a Muslim brother who waters his lawn all day. The water runs off on to the road. I as a Muslim know that water is a gift from Allah Ta’ala. How do I approach my fellow Muslim brother in Islam and tell him not to waste this precious gift from Allah Ta’ala? His neighbours who are Hindus only water their lawn for a few hours and it does not run on to the road. The saddest thing is he is a Moulana.


A: If you are able to, then politely and respectfully advise him to refrain from wasting water.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)