Quenching Someone’s Thirst

Quenching Someone’s Thirstالسَّقيِ

The Virtue of Quenching Someone's Thirst

فَضلُ السَّقيِ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ الرجُلَ إذا سَقَى امرَأتَهُ الماءَ اُجِرَ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, 'If a man quenches his wife's thirst he is rewarded for it.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 16380]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إذا كَثُرَت ذُنوبُكَ فاسْقِ الماءَ عَلَى الماءِ.

2– The Prophet (S) said, 'If you have committed many sins, then quench people’s thirst time after time.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 16377]

3ـ الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن سَقى مُؤمناً مِن ظَمَأٍ سَقاهُ اللّه‏ُ مِنَ الرَّحيقِ المَختومِ.

3– Imam Zayn al-Abidin (a.s.) said, 'Whoever quenches a believer of his thirst, Allah will quench him from the pure sealed wine [of Paradise].’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 201, no. 5]

4ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن سَقى ظَمآنا ماءً سَقاهُ اللّه‏ُ مِنَ الرَّحيقِ المَختومِ.

4– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ''Whoever gives a drink of water to a thirsty person, Allah will quench him from the pure sealed wine [of Paradise].’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 96, p. 172, no. 8]

5ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ أوَّلَ ما يُبدَأُ بهِ يَومَ القِيامَةِ صَدَقةُ الماءِ .

5– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, 'Verily the first thing to be rewarded on the Day of Resurrection will be the giving of water.’[Bihar al-Anwar, p. 173, no. 13]

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أفضَلُ الصَّدقَةِ إبرادُ الكَبِدِ الحَرّى ، ومَن سَقى كَبِدا حَرّى مِن بَهيمَةٍ أو غَيرِها أظَلَّهُ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ يَومَ لا ظِلَّ إلّا ظِلُّهُ .

6– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'The best form of charity is to cool down someone's internal heat [by quenching them], and whoever quenches an animal's or any other being's internal heat, Allah will shade him on the Day when no shade will avail except His shade.’[Bihar al-Anwar, p. 172, no. 8]

The Duty of One Who Quenches Others

ما يَنبَغي لِلسّاقي

7ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لِيَشرَبْ ساقِي القَومِ آخِرَهُم .

7– The Prophet (S) said, 'The one who gives people to drink should himself drink last of all.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 75, p. 455, no. 24]