Water is a gift from God: A short video excerpt from Havard professor’s lecture

Watch this short video excerpt of Professor Ali Asani describing “water as a gift from God” with various symbolic and substantive tendencies of it, in the Quran.

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Water is a gift from God: A short video excerpt from Havard professor's lecture

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Asani reflects on water in Islamic sacred texts, poetry – https://chqdaily.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/asani-reflects-on-water-in-islamic-sacred-texts-poetry/

Ali Asani views religious and cultural literacy as essential to the project of democracy | Harvard CrimsonAli S. Asani is the Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and the Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University. The recipient of several awards and grants, Professor Asani is the author of many scholarly journal and encyclopaedia articles, book chapters and several books on the devotional literatures of Muslim communities in South Asia, including the Bujh Niranjan: An Ismaili Mystical Poem (Harvard University Press, 1992), The Harvard Collection of Ismaili Literature in Indic Languages: A Descriptive Catalog and Finding Aid (Macmillan Reference, 1992), Celebrating Muhammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry (University of South Carolina, 1995) and his most recent book, Ecstasy and Enlightenment: The Ismaili Devotional Literatures of South Asia

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  1. Very well explained Dr. Asani. I pray people will hear this, and hope we all understand what mankind has done and destroyed all of GOD’S gifts to us to enjoy and not destroy. Today, oceans are polluted, forests are being destroyed to build on, even animals understand this and they too are finding it difficult to survive. The oceans now have e-coli and humans can’t go into the water until it is safe. All due to mankind’s greed and abusing nature A GIFT FROM GOD.


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