Give Water Save Lives
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Help empower our community by saving their lives through giving them safe and clean water! Jazakallahu bi Khair
There are Muslims communities that we have visited over the past three years in the cause of our humanitarian services in Nigeria that are in desperate need of clean water. These are Muslim communities that no one will tell you about, they’re practically the Sahara Desert. Truly, one hundred and fifteen degrees, sandy, dry, and brutal. And there’s no place to escape any of it. The only available water in such places lies in 100-year-old holes in the ground, and the women have no choice but to hoist water out by rope, one bucket a time. As a result, their hands are gnarly, shredded, calloused, and hard.
Subhanallah!!! The worst part of this story is that, their children loose access to education as they walk on every morning before sunrise and spend hours to find unclean water for drinking; they stand in line to access the muddy hole for the water they share with both their neighbors and livestock; the water they consume is dirty and unclean which as a result they constantly suffer from stomach pain and diarrhea and loose children to water-related diseases! This is a world most of us don’t know and many people live in it, in such hard condition to find a clean and safe water. And yet, it’s the reality for 663 million people around the world lack access to clean water and an estimated 1,375 people die everyday as a result of contaminated water! You and I got lucky. As we happened to be born in places where we’ve never had to worry about finding water or deal with the fear that our water might affect the health of our families. But that doesn’t mean their stories can’t impact us because prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Whoever relieves a believer’s distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from a difficulty of the difficulties of the Hereafter. Whoever alleviates [the situation of] one in dire straits who cannot repay his debt, Allah will alleviate his lot in both this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever conceals [the faults of] a Muslim, Allah will conceal [his faults] in this life and the Hereafter. (Muslim)
It is one of the principles of our faith to help our fellow human beings. In the Qur’an, Allah (The Almighty) says:“Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgression. And be aware of Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in punishment” – Quran 5:2Allah (The Almighty) said in the Qur’an:
“Those who spend their wealth [in Allah ‘s way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve”. – Qur’an 2:274