The Ultimate Waqf: Quenching Thirst in Africa
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Water is one of the most basic, foundational necessities required to sustain life. With it Allah gives life and without it Allah decrees that life is halted.
Yet for some communities in Northern Nigeria, water can be hard to come by, simply due to the lack of proper infrastructure to service the community. It is with this need in mind that An-Nadaa Educational Foundation has made it their mission to assist these communities with access to safe water for daily consumption. An-Nadaa is one of GlobalSadaqah’s most active and successful partners. They have built 19 wells in 2020 and 59 wells in total since 2018.
The Safe Water for All Project aims to provide new wells and boreholes for communities disconnected from water sources by doing extensive research on the ground, talking to community leaders on areas of need and enabling donors from all over the world to lend a helping hand to assist their fellow brothers and sisters in need.
1 Well: MYR 8,820 (USD 2,150)
The cost of a well covers the establishment of a borehole, required equipment to enable reliable delivery of drinking water, and long-term maintenance costs required to service a well for years to come – effectively providing a long term solution to the communities’ needs. An-Nadaa’s team actively does routine checks on the established boreholes to ensure the project does not just stop at the establishment of wells. Scholars have said, ““When you’re giving sadaqah to a poor person, don’t think of yourself as someone generous helping a needy. Rather the reality is that it’s a needy person helping another needy person“
The world is facing a drinking water problem and shortage. We need to come together and work to leave a legacy that will continue to benefit us hundreds of years after we have departed from this life. Keeping this in mind, we have embarked on a mission to establish a waqf in the form of a well in some of the most needy villages and communities in Nigeria. Why is a well one of the best choices for a waqf? Sa’ad ibn Ubadah asked the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet ﷺ said, “A drink of water.”
Abu Hurairah reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him.” [Muslim]
Even if you cannot sponsor an entire well, your donations will be used to support the existing wells and help in their maintenance.
An-Nadaa Educational Foundation is an Islamic non-profit organization which is one of the first government certified Muslim organization on the ground. Their focus is on launching and managing educational, da’wah and welfare projects across underprivileged communities in Nigeria.