Give the best charity in the blessed month of Muharram!
Honour this special time by giving the precious gift of water to those in need.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “The best charity is giving water to drink” [Ahmad].
Take advantage of this blessed month of blessings and remembrance, by building a well in the name of the Prophet (ﷺ),
Imam Hussain (RA) or their companions and keep the spirit of their selflessness and devotion alive.
Build a Well this Muharram or donate towards our life-changing sustainable water projects
Honour the Month of Muharram by Donating
"Sadaqah Extinguishes Sin as Water Extinguishes Fire" [Tirmidhi]
Giving water charity is a wonderful form of Sadaqah Jariyah. Help save lives by donating water today, and reap the rewards in this life and the hereafter.
You can donate a well this Muharram for just £25 in:
Check out our new life-changing sustainable water solutions and make a donation towards Thirst Relief this Muharram to change lives.
Give The Gift of Water this Muharram
Much like Imam Hussain’s (RA) precious son, three children die every minute because they don’t have access to clean and safe water.
Millions of women and children across the globe have no choice but to walk for miles to collect – often dirty – water. The average distance that women and children walk to collect water in Africa and Asia is 3.7 miles, carrying around 20 litres of water each time.
During Muharram 2024, it is a tragic reality that millions of people are still living with the threat of deadly waterborne diseases. Imam Hussain (RA) stood righteously against injustice; it is only fitting that our Muharram charity should give communities the basic human right to clean water.
Your charity this Muhrram will help people stay healthy and hydrated, grow their own food, and save valuable time for children to go to school and for women to start their own businesses. When you give the gift of water this Muharram, you are giving the most beautiful form of Sadaqah; the best charity, which will save countless lives.
For just £25 a month, you can build a well in just one year, which will radically improve the lives of an entire community.
Give the gift of water this Muharram, and change someone’s life forever.
The Story of Muharram
As the new moon of Muharram appears in our skies, and we enter the start of a new Islamic year, we are reminded of when the Prophet Musa (AS) freed the Children of Israel from the wicked Pharaoh, the glorious day when the Prophet Nuh (AS) and his companions left the Ark, and of the ultimate sacrifices made by Imam Hussain (RA), his family and his companions during the Battle of Karbala
It was during the month of Muharram that Imam Hussain (RA) witnessed the loss of his infant son, who died in his arms after being denied water, whilst many more of his loved ones were held captive and killed.
Muharram is one of the holiest months of the year, second only to Ramadan, and throughout this blessed month, we should reinforce our devotion to Allah (SWT) and honour those who paved the way for us like Imam Hussain (RA) through prayer, charity and fasting.
This Muharram, donate life-giving water by building a well or donating to our many other water charities in the name of the Prophet (ﷺ), Imam Hussain (RA) or his companions. You’ll be honouring all the historical and spiritual significance of Muharram in a truly amazing way – saving lives and transforming communities for generations to come.
“The most generous of people, is the one who gives to those from whom he has no hope of return.” – Imam Hussain (RA)
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