"Water is significant for everyone who prays to God, because God loves cleanliness."

WaterAid/Joey Lawrence

Water is so vital for the fundamentals of our lives – without it, we cannot stay clean, hydrated or healthy. Ahead of Ramadan, we're reflecting on how important water also is in religious ceremonies and practices, particularly in Islam.

When we deliver clean water to communities for the first time, there’s always a tremendous celebration filled with joy and laughter. Because now, not only do people have the chance to stay clean and healthy, they also have the chance to delight in the things that make them a community – school, work and prayer.