What is Sadaqah?
What is Sadaqah/Sadaqah Jariyah?
Sadaqah Jariyah is the act of voluntary ongoing charity and is one of the easiest ways to help those in need around the world. We rely on the kindness and generosity of our donors to ensure that these individuals are supported on both a short-term and long-term basis.
Sadaqah Jariyah Explained
In Islam, there are many forms of ongoing charity, including Zakat and Sadaqah. While both types of charity are encouraged, there are important differences.
Zakat is an obligatory act of charity that forms one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Sadaqah, on the other hand, is entirely voluntary, and brings a range of benefits to both the recipient and the donor.
Sadaqah can be broken down into two categories:
Sadaqah describes a voluntary charitable act towards another being, whether through generosity, love, compassion or faith. These acts are not always physical or monetary; simple things like a good deed, a helping hand, a smile, guiding others towards the right path and preventing evil are all seen as acts of Sadaqah.
These acts are carried out with Allah SWT in mind.
Sadaqah jariya describes charitable acts that are both voluntary and ongoing, to benefits others for today and for the future, too. These acts hold more benefit for the recipients, and, as such, can benefit the donor, too.
The Benefits of Sadaqah in Islam
In Islam, there are many sadaqah jariyah ahadith that describe the benefits of these acts. It is believed by many that the reward for these acts is so great that is can continue long after an individual has passed, so long as the benefits of the act continue to be felt by others.
In fact, many choose to perform acts of sadaqah jariyah on behalf of their deceased loved ones in order for the ongoing rewards to benefit the deceased in their Hereafter.
To find out more about the benefits of ongoing charity, please view our blog here or read more about Sadaqah Jariyah here.
We have a number of different campaigns that are forms of sadaqah jariyah for you to get involved in