The qabar/ grave is indeed a lonely place. In man’s journey to the everlasting hereafter, the qabr is his/her first stopover/station. Sadly, his so-called “permanent temporary” abode is abruptly vacated. His home, family, belongings and all others whom he had loved and lived with, are going to leave him/her all alone. ‘Yes’, they are soon going to desert him/her!
Fatimah Kadumy is the founder of Bait al Karama – “the House of Dignity” – a cooking school situated in the heart of the Old City of Nablus, which rests on the principle that it is just as effective to fight the Israeli occupation through sugar and spice, as Molotov’s and stones.
Abu Umamah (رضي الله عنه) reports that the Nabi of Allah ﷺ said:
”Four people whom Allah SWT cursed and the Angels said aameen to ... are ones who:
mislead the needy;
deceive a blind person by misdirecting him to a well, or lie to him that an animal is in front him;
give a wrong address to another person; and
beat up their parent/s until they (the parent/s) complain to Allah SWT.”
Benefits of providing water
Providing water to a thirsty person or those in need of it is a special form of charity having much reward. Water is the source of life and to give water is likened to giving life. Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said “The best form of sadaqah is giving someone water.” (Ibn Majah)