Give the best charity in the blessed month of Muharram!
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “The best charity is giving water to drink” [Ahmad], so honour this special time by giving the precious gift of water to those in need.
Mark Muharram 2020, a month of blessings and remembrance, by giving your water charity in the name of the Prophet (ﷺ), Imam Hussain (ra) or his companions and keep the spirit of their selflessness alive.
The Story of Muharram
As the moon of Muharram appears in the 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 important sacrifices made by Imam Hussain (ra), his family and his companions during the Battle of Karbala approximately 1400 years ago.
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, offer the best of charity by building a well or donating to one of our 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 – with clean water, which will save lives and transform 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)
Honour the Month of Muharram with Water Charity
"Sadaqah Extinguishes Sin as Water Extinguishes Fire" [Tirmidhi]
Giving water charity is wonderful forms of Sadaqah Jariyah that brings you blessings beyond belief and brings poor families around the world life-saving clean water. You can donate a well this Muharram for just £25 a month in these locations: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
In addition to water wells, you can also build a sustainable Rainwater Harvesting Systems or a Solar Panelled Water & Power Centre for poor communities who are currently struggling with waterborne diseases as a result of drinking dirty water.
Check out our new 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.
During Muharram 2020, 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 Muharram charity will help people stay healthy and hydrated, grow their own food, and have valuable time for children to go to school or 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.