Healthy and Green Ramadan

During Ramadan, many Muslims do not eat healthy nor are we environemetanlly friendly.  During iftars we throw away many recycleable material such as cans and soda bottles. One brother sent me an email regarding conserving the water we use when we make wudhu:

One thing I started doing to “reduce” consumption, is to use a small amount of water for wudhu. Did you know that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassalam used to use less then a 355 mL popcan worth of water for wudhu? (an Imam told me) Subhanullah!!! There are muslims out there who use atleast a gallon easy.

It’s pretty easy, just use your hand as an individual cup, (squeeze your fingers tightly) and the opposite hand to quickly turn off, and on, the tap, saving LOTS of water. This way the water isn’t running all the time even when it isn’t being used. I managed to only use half of a water bottle, which is about 250mL.

Note: To cheat a little bit, sniff some water in your nose ahead of time, and give it a big blow in some tissue, then use the tissue to clean the inside, THEN after your nose is already clean, make wudhu, it’s so much easier!

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5 Replies to “Healthy and Green Ramadan”

  1. If you use too little or too much water (ie/ barely wet your hands, or waste the water) your wudhu is considered invalid according to jurisprudence. It’s amazing that so many people I have observed waste so much water when making wudhu!

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