Water Well Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah
I'm trying to raise £3,000 to build a water well in memory of my mother, please donate whatever amount you can. “The best form of charity is giving water (to drink).” (hadith of the Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Ibn Majah)“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.”
(hadith of the Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Muslim)Ongoing charity – sadaqah jariyah
– is one of the most valuable acts we can do in this life, which continues benefiting us in the next, even after we have left the earth.
Allah tells us in the Qur’an that the reward of spending in charity is like “a grain of corn which grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains”
(2:261). Water projects are a true example of how one act of charity keeps multiplying, bringing more and more benefit and reward: when a community has water, we see families growing food, healthy children able to attend school, clean hospitals treating patients safely…