‘Who Is Hussain’ Quenches Thirst Of Mourners, Cops In City Centre

Srinagar: Britain-based charity organisation ‘Who is Hussain’ reached out to people in Srinagar on Tuesday by organising a free water distribution camp in the City centre, Lal Chowk.

The non-profit organization has it’s chapters in 109 cities worldwide including Srinagar where around 25 volunteers have been tirelessly working in order to aware people about Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussain ibn ali.

“This sabeel was started on 3rd Muharram in Regal Chowk and since then we have distributed more than 2000 water bottles among people irrespective of their religion,” Abrar Ali, a member of the organisation told Kashmir observer.

“The idea was simply to educate people about Hussain (AS) life by giving them free water amid this ongoing heat.”

The organisation had initially aimed at distributing 10,000 water bottles by 15th Muharram but in the last 6 days they’ve already distributed 2100 water bottles. “The way we’re working, I’m sure we will exceed our target limit.” Abrar said. “Nothing’s more jubilating than that.”

Pertinently, the organisation is well known for their humanitarian work across the world. Apart from this, the organisation has supported a lot of initiatives including the idea of creating a wall of kindness for needy people. “Our NGO is an apolitical organisation. Whatever we do is out of our love for humanity and the teachings of our Imam,” Abrar told Kashmir Observer.

“Today, we’ve supplied more than 1300 water bottles to both Police personnels who had placed restrictions on Muharram procession and to the mourners who were trying to carry out a procession,” Abrar added.

As a matter of fact, the 25 member team of the organisation have strictly adhered to Covid protocols and distributed water only after maintaining Covid SOP’S. “We’re using water dispensers, disposable cups and packed water bottles in order to curb the spread of the virus,” Abrar said.

As per Abrar, the ongoing free water distribution sabeel will continue till 15th Muharram at Regal Chowk.


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Zaid Bin Shabir

Zaid Bin Shabir is a special correspondent at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @Zaidbinshabir

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