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Muharram 2023:
Water For Life

What happened in Muharram?

As the crescent of the month of Muharram emerges in the sky, marking the beginning of a new Islamic year, we are prompted to recall the supreme sacrifices of Imam Hussain (a), his family, and his loyal companions in the historic Battle of Karbala.

Imam Hussain (a), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (s), and his followers endured a prolonged period without access to water. This cruel tactic aimed to weaken their spirits and break their resolve.

Despite the hardships they faced, Imam Hussain (a) and his companions remained steadfast in their commitment to truth and righteousness. They showed immense resilience and unwavering faith, even while suffering from severe thirst and dehydration.

The water siege became a poignant symbol of the oppressors’ cruelty and the immense sacrifices made by Imam Hussain (a) and his followers.

Noor Relief Fund is launching the Muharram water appeal to provide clean water and relief to those in need, honouring the memory of Imam Hussain (a) and his struggle for justice.

The Muharram water appeal symbolises the importance of compassion, empathy, and the preservation of human dignity, which were integral to Imam Hussain (a)’s message and legacy.

For each £20 you donate, you will get one share of a water well

Donate in Honour of the Month of Muharram

Because every drop counts! You now have a unique opportunity to be part of an inspiring Sadaqah Jariyah project by contributing just £20 per share towards building life-saving water wells in East Africa in the name of Imam Hussain (a).

Join our Water for Life campaign and be part of a Sadaqah Jariyah project! Each water well costs £2,000 and is divided into 100 shares. By purchasing multiple shares, you amplify the impact of your donation, reaching more communities in need. Your generosity brings clean, safe water and a brighter future to those who need it most.
Join us today and make a lasting difference with the power of unity and compassion. Together, we can quench the thirst of countless families and leave a legacy of hope and opportunity.

Over 700 million people across the world drink, wash and use dirty water. That’s the rough equivalent of the entire population of Europe alone. Countless children spend their entire days walking to collect dirty water. This means no school, no play, no adequate nutrition, but lots of sickness and disease.

At Noor Relief Fund, we have witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of clean water deprivation. We believe every child has the right to access clean water. We believe they should be spending their days learning and playing with their friends. Not spending several hours alone each day, finding dirty pools of muddy and disease-ravaged water, and then carrying the heavy loads on their backs. No child should have to grow up like this.

Water forms an important part of NRF work and we are relentless in our efforts to provide clean water to as many people as we possibly can.

The Water Crisis



Diseases linked to dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence – including war. A shocking 43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.  On a recent visit to East Africa, NRF witnessed the water puddles being accessed by children. These puddles contained mud, sand, general filth, as well as animal excrement. This is what they use to drink, wash and cook with. 


A typical day for a child in a village in East Africa might involve leaving home at 9 am to go to collect water, the walk may take approximately 2 hours. Once they have collected the water they attach the containers to their backs and walk the 2-hour journey back. If they are lucky they will perhaps practice their alphabet, otherwise, they will eat a few morsels and go to sleep.

This cycle repeats every day.

We made from water every living thing.

Holy Quran (21:30)

Get involved and be the change

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