If the reward for giving water to a dog is Jannah, then how about teaching Tawheed to the people?

Reference: Explanation of Kitaab at-Tawheed, lesson 23

All of you know the authentic Hadeeth in which the Prophet (Sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) said,

A prostitute woman entered Jannah.

Why did she enter Jannah?

She quenched the thirst of a dog. [1]

Yes, she quenched the thirst of a dog, she gave it water, so Allaah forgave her sins.

This water that she gave the dog, she quenched its thirst and saved its life, so Allaah forgave her sins. Allaah forgave her sins due to what He made easy for her to do – giving water to the dog.

If this was the reward for giving water to a dog – forgiveness of sins, then how about:

  • A person who quenches the thirst of people for Tawheed?
  • A person who brings Tawheed to the people?

Tawheed is life.

Allaah said in the Qur’an,

{Is the one  who  was  dead  and  We  gave  him  life…} [06:122]

He also said,

{O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life} [08:24]

The greatest a gift, and the greatest thing that you can give to another person is: Tawheed.

More so if a person has been afflicted with acts of Shirk and falsehood.

May Allaah protect us and you.



[1] Narrated by Abu Hurayrah; Collected by Bukhaaree and Muslim. The wording of the Hadeeth is,

Whilst a prostitute from the tribe of Isra’eel was walking, she passed by a water well and drank some water from it. Whilst doing this she saw a dog panting, eating soil due to the desperation of thirst. The prostitute then went back to the well and filled her pouch with water. She then gave this to the dog [in order to quench its thirst]. So Allaah forgave her sins.

فكيف بمن يسقي الناس التوحيد؟

المرجع: [شرح كتاب التوحيد ، الدرس الثالث والعشرون]

كلكم يعرف الحديث الصحيح الذي قال فيه صلى الله عليه وسلم :

(دخلت امرأة بغي الجنة)


(سقت كلب) ، نعم سقت كلباً ، سقته ماء فغفر الله لها

لأن بهذا الماء سقت هذا الكلب وروت ظمأه ودبت الحياة فيه فغفر الله لها بهذا الذي يسره الله على يديها بسقايتها لهذا الكلب

إذا كانت سقت كلباً ما فكان سَبَباً لغفران الله لها

فكيف بمن يسقي الناس التوحيد؟

كيف بمن يسقي الناس التوحيد؟

التوحيد هو الحياة

الله قال في القرآن :

{َومَن كَانَ مَيْتًا فَأَحْيَيْنَاه}

وقال :

{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا للهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ}

أعظم هدية وأعظم شيء تقدمه للإنسان

أن تقدم له التوحيد

ولاسيما إذا كان مبتلى بهذه الشركيات وهذا الباطل حمانا الله وإياكم


He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire and is the Imam of Masijd Sunnah.

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