Quran Tells That Fresh Water Is A Blessing
Percentage Of Fresh Water On Earth
Saline water in oceans, seas and salty groundwater make up about 97 percent of all the water on Earth. Only 2.5–2.75 percent is freshwater, including 1.75 to two percent frozen in glaciers, ice and snow, 0.5 to 0.75 percent as fresh groundwater and soil moisture, and less than 0.01 percent of it as surface water in lakes, swamps and rivers. The atmosphere contains 0.04 percent of water. Most of the world’s Freshwater is frozen in ice sheets.
From the information above we can draw the following facts:
- Almost all water (97%) on earth is salty.
- Fresh sweet water is a rare commodity and if not a system to replenish … it would have finished long ago.
- Mountains are also a source of Freshwater.
Fresh Water Is A Rare Commodity
٦٨ أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ الْمَاءَ الَّذِي تَشْرَبُونَ
٦٩ أَأَنْتُمْ أَنْزَلْتُمُوهُ مِنَ الْمُزْنِ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْزِلُون
٧٠ لَوْ نَشَاءُ جَعَلْنَاهُ أُجَاجًا فَلَوْلَا تَشْكُرُونَ
And have you seen the water that you drink?
Is it you who brought it down from the clouds, or is it We who bring it down?
If We willed, We could make it salty, so why are you not grateful? Surah Waqiah 56: 68-70
٤٨ وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ الرِّيَاحَ بُشْرًا بَيْنَ يَدَيْ رَحْمَتِهِ ۚ وَأَنْزَلْنَا مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً طَهُورًا
And it is He who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy, and We send down from the sky pure water. Surah Furqan 25:48
Miracle in the use of word “مَاءً”
Quran Miracle: Mountains & Fresh Water
٢٧ وَجَعَلْنَا فِيهَا رَوَاسِيَ شَامِخَاتٍ وَأَسْقَيْنَاكُمْ مَاءً فُرَاتًا
And made therein mountains standing firm, lofty (in stature); and provided for you water sweet (and wholesome)? Surah Mursalat 77:27