About Jennifer Dargin

Jennifer Dargin has a B.S. degree in Public Health with a concentration in Global Environmental Health and Sustainability from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2015, she traveled to Jordan to study and research some of the country's key public health challenges, including refugee health and water insecurity at the School for International Training (SIT) in Amman. Jennifer is currently pursuing a master's degree in environmental engineering and science and will travel to Pakistan this spring to conduct research on wastewater management and water harvesting. She is passionate about developing strategies to reduce water waste and creating awareness of sustainable water use practices in local communities

Water Conservation in Islamic Teachings

Water occupies a pivotal role in Islam, and is recognized by Muslims as a blessing that “gives and sustains life, and purifies humankind and the earth”. The Arabic word for water, ma’a, is referenced exactly 63 times throughout the Holy Qur’an and is a recurring topic in many of the sayings of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). Water is not only praised for its life providing and sustaining properties, but it is essential in the daily life of a Muslim. A follower is required to complete ablution prior to the performance of the prayer, five times a day. … Continue reading