Allah states in the Quran that He created every living being out of water. My question is: is the water mentioned in the verse drinking water?

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Allah states in the Quran that He created every living being out of water. My question is: is the water mentioned in the verse drinking water?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

In general, we can say that living beings were created from drinking water, that is, rain water. As a matter of fact, water is also important for the maintenance of life. Hazrat Adam, the first human being, was created from earth and water, and the other human beings were created from sperm, which is a kind of water.

Everything that is living, whether it is an animal or a human being, was created from water. Some scholars say what is meant by water here is sperm. However, in that case, it will be necessary to attribute the concept of living to some living beings. However, if the word water is used in its known, general meaning, the phrase “everything that has life” will cover plants, too, along with animals. Doubtlessly, the relation of both animals and plants with water is a very well known fact.

The divine message states that human beings and all living beings were created from water and earth; in fact, the things that constitute the essential material of living beings consist of the elements that are present in earth and water. It has scientifically been determined that the human organism consists of 30% organic material (solid matter) and 70% water.

"He created man from sounding clay like unto pottery" (ar-Rahman 14)

It is stated that Adam was created from clay (mud), that is, a mixture of earth and water, to put it more clearly, clay shaped from dry mud, and then he was revived after divine soul was breathed into it.

In fact, it is known that the essential material that forms not only human beings but also all living beings consists of the elements in the earth and water, and that especially the human organism consists of 30% organic material (solid matter) and 70% water. If that composition is taken into consideration, it is seen that the human organism has a structure consisting of mostly water.

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