Best Charity

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In Sunan Abi Dawood:

Sa’ad bin Ubadah said, “O Messenger of Allah, Um Sa’ad (his mother) has died, so what is the best charity?”

He said, “Water.”

Sa’ad dug a well and said, “This is for Umm Sa’ad.”

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Not only is building a well a way of gaining ongoing charity (sadaqah jariya) after you die, but it’s is one of the best forms of charity in Islam. Spare some change and whether by yourself or collectively with your family, donate to build a well somewhere in the poverty-stricken nations. Do it for the sake of Allah and seek the reward for it.

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