Dua When given a drink

Dua When Given A Drink In Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ اطْعِمَّ مَنْ اطْعَمَنِي وَاسْقِِِ ِ مَنْ سَقَانِيِ


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Dua When Given A Drink In English Transcription

Allahumma at’im man at’amani, wasqi man saqani

Dua When Given A Drink In English

O Allah! Feed him who fed me and give him drink who gave me to drink.

Muslim 3:126

Give the thirsty drink

Giving drink to the thirsty is the second work of corporal mercy. He was appointed by Jesus when he spoke to his disciples about the judgment of the nations (Mt 25: 31-46) and he spoke about it four times. This physical need goes hand in hand with the food of the hungry.
More than half of the average person’s body is water. There is water in the cells, between the cells and in the blood vessels. Water must be replenished daily as it is lost through the kidneys and urine, lungs and respiration, diffusion skin and perspiration and intestine from solid waste. Inadequate fluid intake results in decreased saliva and thirst, loss of fluid volume, and electrolyte imbalance. When dehydration worsens, it can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and, in severe cases, death. Given the crucial role that water plays in health, it ranks second on the list of corporal works of mercy.

Jesus emphasized the importance of giving a drink to the thirsty when he said, “Whoever gives only a glass of cold water to one of these little children, because he is a disciple, amen, I will tell you Say, he will surely not lose his reward “(Mt 10:42). Jesus considered it a good act to give a drink to the apostles, to his disciples and to the missionaries, and Matthew considered it a good act to give a drink to the members of his new Christian community. By extension, it is a good act to give a drink to anyone, believer or not.

Offering a drink is an act of graceful hospitality. He places the other person above himself and is a simple and thoughtful expression of love. Jesus explained, “He who receives you receives me” (Mt 10: 40a). When we give a drink to someone who is thirsty, we give a drink to Jesus himself and, when we love our neighbor, we love Jesus. Those who do this work of mercy will receive a glorious reward, a place in the kingdom.


The most quoted example in the Holy Scripture of giving a drink to a thirsty man is the miracle of God in the wilderness when Moses struck the rock and water poured out (Ex 17: 6). The mercy of God extends to the heavens (Ps 36: 6), and it is through the mercy of God that water is given us to drink (Ps 36: 9b).

Water is a precious commodity in the arid lands of the Bible. It was customary to offer water to a traveler upon his arrival. The prophet Elijah made such a journey when he went from Israel to Sarepta of Sidon. When he arrived at his destination, he asked a widow who was there: “Please bring me a cup of water to drink” (1 Kings 17:10), and she did like Elijah had said (1 Kings 17:15). In other Biblical examples, Rebecca gave a drink to a servant of Abraham (Gen 24:18), Obadiah gave to drink to 100 prophets (1 Kgs 18: 4) and Boaz asked men to fill containers for Ruth (Ruth 2: 9).

This work of bodily mercy is as easy as politely offering to a guest: “Can I give you something to drink?” You can do this by giving a bottle to a baby, pouring a glass of milk or giving ice cream to someone on the death bed.

It is also important to avoid wasting water. Access to safe drinking water is a major problem in many parts of the world, and other aspects of this merciful work include wells, pipelines and water treatment facilities.

Father Van Sloun is pastor of St. Bartholomew at Wayzata.

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