Every living thing is made of water and it is without doubt the most basic and essential necessity for human survival. Without it, a person would be able to last for 3 days. However, dirty, contaminated water spreads disease rapidly and also leads to fatal consequences.
When we are blessed to literally have fresh, clean water on tap, it is hard to picture the plight of almost one third of the planet who struggle to access even the most basic of water supplies. As well as being vital for survival and sanitation, safe and easily available water is intrinsically linked to improved economic growth and significant poverty reduction. It is therefore no surprise that the Prophet (PBUH) said,
‘The best form of charity is to give someone water (to drink).’ (Ibn Majah)