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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Fronting Water, Sanitation and Hygiene amongst Muslim communities

Swiha Charity Foundation recognizes the need to improve WASH services amongst Muslim communities. Water, sanitation and hygiene are important elements of the Muslim faith, thou many Ugandan communities are still challenged with accessing clean water.

the Islamic procedure for cleansing the body before prayers

Water is not only praised for its life providing and sustaining properties, but it is essential in the daily life of a Muslim. A follower is required to complete ablution/ Wuḍūʾ (Arabic: الوضوء) prior to the performance of the prayer, five times a day. This cleansing before the prayer signifies the attainment of cleanliness and purification of the body and soul. According to a Hadith narrated by Hazrat Abu Huraira, no prayer is accepted without ablution (Sahih al Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 4).

The Holy Quran and the Hadith teach its followers principles of social justice and equity which extends into the practice of preserving earth’s natural resources, particularly water conservation. According to Islam, water is community resource and is a right for all humankind. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) highlights this in the following Hadith: “Muslims have common share in three things: grass [pasture], water, and fire [fuel]” ( Musnad Vol. 2, Book 22 ).

We are seeking support to establish boreholes and water wells adjacent to mosques in Ugandan communities that have challenges accessing clean water.

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