Hadith on Water: Giving water to the thirsty is great charity

July 23, 2017

Sa’d ibn Ubadah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.”

Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3664

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ عُبَادَةَ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّ أُمِّي مَاتَتْ أَفَأَتَصَدَّقُ عَنْهَا قَالَ النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم نَعَمْ قُلْتُ فَأَيُّ الصَّدَقَةِ أَفْضَلُ قَالَ سَقْيُ الْمَاءِ

3664 سنن النسائي كتاب الوصايا ذكر الاختلاف على سفيان

3666 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن في صحيح النسائي