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Providing Water for Drink

أفضل الصدقة سقي الماء

Translated & Compiled by Abbas Abu Yahya

1 – The Best Charity

From Saad bin Ubaadah that  the  Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

أفضل الصدقة سقي الماء

‘The best charity is to give water to drink.’

[Collected by Ahmad, Abu Dawood and Albaani declared it Hasan in Saheeh al-Jama 1113]

2 – Providing Water as Charity for Ones Deceased Parents

From Anas bin Malik -Radhi Allaahu anhu- that Saad came to the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and asked: O Messenger of Allaah indeed my mother passed away and she did not bequeath anything, would it benefit her if I gave charity on her behalf?

The Messenger replied:

” نَعَم ، وعليك بالماء .”

‘Yes, provide water.’

[Collected by Tabraani in al-Awsat and authenticated by Albaani in Saheeh Targheeb and researched in  Silsilah Saheehah no. 2615]

In another wording:

Saad bin Ubaadah said ‘O Messenger of Allaah indeed my mother has died which is the best charity?’

The Prophet said: ‘Providing water.’

So Saad dug a well and said ‘this is for Umm Saad.’

[Narrated by Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Ibn Khuzaimah and Shaykh Albaani declared it to be Hasan lighayrihi in Saheeh Targheeb No.962]

3- The Charity which has the Greatest Reward

From Abu Hurairah -Radhi Allaahu anhu- from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

ليس صدقة أعظم أجرا من ماء

‘There is no charity which has a greater reward than providing Water.’

[Collected al-Bayhaqi and Albaani declared it Hasan lighayrihi in Saheeh Targheeb wa Tarheeb 2/566]

4 – A Reward for Whoever Drinks from the Water

From Jabir -Radhi Allaahu anhu-that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

” من حفر ماء لم تشرب منه كبد حري من جن و لا إنس و لا طائر إلا آجره الله يوم القيامة “

‘Whoever dug a well for water and no living being from Jinn or human or a bird drinks from it except that Allaah will reward him for it on the Day of Judgement.’

[Collected by Bukhari in ‘Tareekh’ & authenticated by Albaani in Saheeh Targheeb wa Tarheeb No. 9631/233]

5 – A Means for Forgiveness for Providing Water

From Abu Hurairah from the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

‘A man was walking on his way when he became extremely thirsty, so he climbed down a well and drank from it when he climbed out he saw a dog eating the dry dirt out of extreme thirst, he said to himself  ‘Indeed what  has affected this dog was the like of what had affected me.’ So he filled his leather sock with water and gripped it in his teeth and climbed out and gave the dog water to drink. Allaah thanked him for it and forgave him for it.’

The Companions asked ‘O Messenger of Allaah do we get a reward for animals?’

The Prophet said:

في كل ذات كبد رطبة أجر

‘For every living thing there is a reward.’

[Collected by Bukhari]

In another narration from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam:

“بينما كلب يُطيف برَكية، كاد يقتله العطش، إذ رأته بغي من بغايا بني إسرائيل، فنزعت موقها – يعني خفها – فسقته، فغفر لها به”.

‘There was a dog walking around a well and he was dying of thirst
when a prostitute from the prostitutes of Bani Israel saw him and she took off her leather sock and gave him water to drink, so she was forgiven due to that action.’

[Collected by Bukhari & Muslim]

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