HISTORIC DOHA STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS
SADAQAH WATER AS CHARITY
In islamic countries charity begins at home and provoding a cold drink
to anyone passing by extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire.
This was the idea behind numerous faucets along the streets of Doha
on the public side of boundary walls of villas in the residential areas.
The water sabeel, which means a continuous flow of water in Arabic,
is a form of hospitality with a long tradition going back to the prophet
Mohammed. And each time someone drinks, it is like giving charity.
On global scale, millions of people lack access to clean drinking water.
The distribution of clean water with pressure is as important as
the desalination process. The inverted conical type was designed
1965 by architect Sune Lindström of Vattenbyggnadsbyran VBB.
Seabram fish is sold fresh out of the water at the Corniche market in Doha. Through desalination plants, the Persian Gulf is source of all drinking water in the Emirate of Qatar.