Volume 2012, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2218-7480
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In this paper I examine the significance of “water symbolism” in the Quran and in Islamic Mysticism. God has entrusted humanity with the care of all creation. Within the Islamic tradition, both scripture and the natural cosmos are recognized as the Signs (ayāt) of God. Therefore, it is our eco-spiritual calling to fulfill this trust towards all of creation as we would care for scripture. This trusteeship and this spiritual concern for God’s creation begin with an awareness of our existing interconnectivity: the oneness of all existence. It is the transformation of poisoned water to sweet drink that symbolizes the transformative power of God’s mercy.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): eco-spiritual ethicsOneness of Beingspiritual transformationtrusteeship and Water symbolism
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