Ali Asani - Water as Substance and Symbol in Islam

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1 Sahil Badruddin = ""The pages of the Quran were written in the desertlike climate of seventh-century Arabia. Therefore, water is a gift from God, says Ali Asani, Harvard professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures. This is just one of many ways water in the Quran is emblematic of a deep relationship between God and humans. In this lecture, given midway through a week of examining water as a "Life Source/Life Force," Asani touches on the various symbolic and substantive tendencies of water in the Quran.Read Mary Desmond's recap for The Chautauquan Daily here:""