Providing fresh water to rural African villages often for the first time was very dear to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s heart! He personally launched this effort in 2010 and HNCS is honored to continue his legacy. See new wells update here.

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Imagine this blessing. The entire village participates in construction and maintenance of a solid-wall well, built to last twenty years or more. The water is clean and everyone becomes healthier and free of water-borne diseases we will never know. Women/girls are no longer at risk fetching toxic water from far away, often in very dangerous circumstances. On average, each well serves 16-20 multi-generation households (100 people) at a cost of US $1100. In addition, donations made by US residents are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Click here for details.

Option 1

$1100 Donation for a well

Option 2

Any amount

The Miracle of Water in a City with No Water
Narrated by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

In 2010, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim sent me to find a man in Africa whom, through a series of miracles, we found in Ghana. His name is Shaykh Zakariyya and he told us, “When I was 14 years old, I saw in my dream a man with a very nice turban, blue eyes and a long beard telling me, ‘You are my student and I will send you someone to give you baya`.’ Now I am 75 years old, still waiting for baya`. Every night that man comes in my dream, telling me what awrad to do the next day.” He drove us to a city that had no fresh water, their drinking water was trucked in. He oversees a rundown orphanage that offers twelve classes, including Hifz al-Qur’an, Fiqh, and Shari`ah. He said, “But we have no water.”

I called Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, who told me first to give Shaykh Zakariyya baya`, which I did. Then Mawlana said to give him 15,000 Euros he had sent with me to dig a well. Shaykh Zakariyya said, “We already drilled 100 meters deep, many groups tried with no success.” I told him Mawlana ordered it, so we must have faith! He brought an industrial drill, we made du`a, asked for Mawlana’s support and began the task. Suddenly at 40 meters depth, water gushed into the street. Until today that well serves the entire city of 200,000 Muslims for free. Such are the miracles and generosity of awliyaullah!


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