Sadaqah Jariyah is the act of ongoing voluntary charity and is one of the best ways to help those in need around the world. It is one of the most rewarding acts we can do in our lifetime as the benefits of giving this charity can be realised in this lifetime and long after we have passed on.
‘Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and spend (in charity) out of the (sustenance) whereof Allah swt has made you inheritors. For, those of you who believe and spend (in charity), for them is a great Reward.’ (Qur’an 57:7)
In Islam, there are many forms of charity, including Zakat and Sadaqah. Conducting both forms of charity is encouraged; however, there are significant differences between them.
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 (Sadaqa) is 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 Jariyah (Sadaqa Jariya)
Sadaqah Jariyah (Sadaqa Jariya) describes charitable acts that are both voluntary and ongoing, to benefits others for today and for the future, too. These acts hold more rewards for the recipients, and, as such, can benefit the donor with increased rewards.
The Benefits of Sadaqah (Sadaqa) in Islam
In Islam, there are many Sadaqah Jariyah (Sadaqa Jariya) 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 (Sadaqa Jariya) on behalf of their ill or deceased loved ones in order for the ongoing rewards to benefit the deceased in their Hereafter.
We have a number of different campaigns that are forms of Sadaqah Jariyah (Sadaqa Jariya) for you to get involved in. Click Here to view a list of our projects that you can donate towards.