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Reasons to Build a Water Well

Rewards of giving water in Islam 

“And We have sent down blessed rain from the sky and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest. And lofty palm trees having fruit arranged in layers. As provision for the servants, and We have given life thereby to a dead land. Thus is the resurrection.

Al-Qur’an, (50:9-11)

Water is everything. Allah S.W.T. describes water as a gift from the heavens to support the sustenance of all human life.

At times, we take the blessing of having clean, drinking water for granted in our daily lives. Feeling thirsty? The water cooler is just there. Feeling like drinking bubbletea? You already have that delivery app under your recently opened apps.

For millions around the world, unfortunately they do not have this blessing. More than just for drinking, water is needed for cleaning, cooking, crops, agriculture and livestock.

It’s such an essential part of life, and we’ve personally seen the impact of it through our Care for Clean Water projects and the changes it brought upon the communities we’ve helped. We urge you to join us in building vital Water Wells for communities in need; and if you need more reasons and why you should, here are some motivations!

1. It saves lives

According to The World Counts, 3,575,000 people die from water-related diseases every year. Sadly, a majority of these people – more than 2 million – are children. Children are especially vulnerable to these diseases and unsafe water further comprises their immune systems, making it difficult for their bodies to fight any illnesses.

The gift of clean water is an extremely rewardable action, for Allah S.W.T. says in the Qur’an,

‘And whoever saves one (a life) – it is as if he had saved all of mankind.’ (5:32)

Your donation of a Water Well would not only save a life, it will save entire families – or even a community! Imagine saving so many lives with just one sincere, good deed.

The Messenger of Allah S.A.W. was asked, “Which charity is best?” He replied, “[Providing] water”’.     (Abu Dawud)

As we mentioned earlier, water changes everything. Communities in need are forced to face unimaginable hardships in life just because they do not have access to water. This entails walking for miles to collect water that at times is contaminated, or being able to support their families due to the lack of livelihood or education.

When you help these communities to access the basic human right of having water, imagine the rewards you will get for fulfilling this right.

3. Allah S.W.T. will reward you no matter how much you give

Building an entire Community Water Well, Ablution Place, or even just a Water Well might break the bank for some of us, and not all of us will be able to commit the amount needed. BUT that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on these rewards!

“Your pouring what remains from your bucket into the bucket of your brother is charity for you.” (Sunan At-Tirmizi)

Allah S.W.T. rewards us based on the sincerity of our intention. As per the hadith above, even giving whatever is within your means carries immense rewards – even if it’s just giving a single glass of water that you have.

4. A form of sadaqah jariyah

Sadaqah Jariyah, or continuous charity, is a blessed form of charity that comes with infinite benefits – not just in this life, but till the Hereafter insyaAllah.

When you build a lasting, sustainable source of water like a Hybrid Water Well, you’re providing families and even communities in need with clean water for survival. The water not only provides for people, but also the animals and livestock. You’re saving lives and improving the quality of life – imagine the rewards you will get each time the water is used!

Even after you pass, you can continue to reap the rewards of the Water Well. You can also build a Water Well for your loved ones. This can also be a form of Sadaqah Jariyah for your deceased loved ones. Many people dedicate Water Wells to the deceased who can also gain continuous reward from it.

Help families and communities who are deprived of this basic human right by building a Water Well today.

مَنۡ جَآءَ بِالۡحَسَنَةِ فَلَهٗ عَشۡرُ اَمۡثَالِهَا​ ۚ وَمَنۡ جَآءَ بِالسَّيِّئَةِ فَلَا يُجۡزٰٓى اِلَّا مِثۡلَهَا وَهُمۡ لَا يُظۡلَمُوۡنَ‏

“Whoever comes (on the Day of Judgement) with a good deed will have ten times the like thereof (to his credit), and whoever comes with an evil deed will not be recompensed except the like thereof; and they will not be wronged.”

(Surah Al-An’am: 6:160)