Sadaqah is a form of voluntary charity which is highly emphasised in Islam as it carries great reward and brings numerous benefits.
In the current Coronavirus pandemic which is claiming thousands of lives and leaving millions at huge risk, Sadaqah is needed more than ever as it not only helps those in need but can also be given as a way of asking Allah to heal you when you are ill. If someone is ill, you can be a part of their healing and pay Sadaqah on their behalf. This generous act of giving combined with Du’a is mentioned in the Qur’an as a way of healing the sick.
“Charity (Sadaqah) extinguishes sin, just as water extinguishes fire.” - Prophet Muhammad SAW [Tirmidhi 614]"
Sadaqah is not judged by how big or small it is, but on how it helps people and how regularly it is done. It is not an obligation but instead a practice performed to cleanse your soul, ward off calamites and put your heart and mind at ease.
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Sadaqah Jariyah means ongoing charity and is a guaranteed recurring reward based upon good actions or deeds that keep on giving. Sadaqah in Arabic means ‘charity’ followed by Jariyah which means ‘ongoing’.
Sadaqah Jariyah is among the three deeds that will accompany you in the grave and it’s rewards will continue to benefit us even after death. Therefore, Sadaqah Jariyah donations are often made in the name of a deceased person so it may continue to benefit them in the Hereafter.
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Sadaqah Jariyah is a beautiful, ongoing charity. Sadaqah Jariyah projects continue to benefit the recipients for a long time, giving continuous, ongoing reward to those who have donated.
Sadaqah Jariyah is not only an act of faith but an act of philanthropy; it is about supporting those less fortunate through continuous charitable contributions (also known as Sadaqah). Though one of the most common forms of Sadaqah is the giving of regular charity donations, Sadaqah Jariyah gifts aren't always monetary. Anything that can have an impact and be beneficial to others is welcome; this can include the giving of religious texts or materials, along with knowledge, skills or time spent fundraising for an altruistic cause.
The purpose of Sadaqah is to make a difference and help those less fortunate than ourselves. We give Sadaqah with the goal of benefiting the poor. In every aspect of Islam, we are taught to support one another and help our less fortunate brothers and sisters through whatever struggles they are experiencing. Sadaqah Jariyah is an extension of this, encouraging us to spread our generosity and become closer to Allah (SWT) in the process.
Unlike giving Zakat, Sadaqah is not compulsory. Muslims are free to give Sadaqah Jariyah gifts whenever they please, with no restrictions on the level of their financial contribution. Through
Sadaqah Jariyah can be given at any time during the year. Giving your Sadaqah gifts with Al Mustafa USA is a brilliant way of ensuring that whatever you must give is making a difference. Whether you are looking to donate just a few pounds a month, or want to fund a complete cataract surgery, we can utilise your Sadaqah contribution to make an impact on the most vulnerable individuals in the world. Whilst the benefits of Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah stay with you into the Hereafter, they also impact you within your daily life, boosting your mood with the knowledge that you are helping those in need.
Our life-changing and sustainable projects enable us to make a difference to the lives of people for years to come, ensuring that we also join in the benefit of ongoing reward. This means you will receive countless rewards for a single donation, even after you have passed away. You can even give on behalf of a deceased loved one, as they will continue to gain reward from it for as long as people benefit from it.
Most of our Sadaqah Jariyah Projects are Zakat applicable so you can fulfil your religious obligation and earn the endless rewards of Sadaqah Jariyah at the same time. We especially take pride in our 100% Zakat Policy. It means that every single penny of your Zakat donation will go directly to those who need it most 100% of the time – giving you 100% of the reward.
Allah tells us in the Qur’an that the reward of spending in charity is like:
“A grain of corn which grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains” [Qur’an, 2:261]
Sadaqah and Zakat differ greatly. Zakat is a compulsory donation which requires 2.5% of your annual wealth to be donated to charitable causes. Zakat is also determined by the level of wealth one has, as individuals must have wealth exceeding the Nisab in order to pay Zakat. There are also guidelines around who can receive Zakat, as they fall within eight categories. Zakat is paid on a yearly basis.
On the other hand, Sadaqah is a completely voluntary donation with no restrictions on eligibility at all. Whoever you are and whatever your wealth, if you choose to support others through a Sadaqah contribution, you can.
As previously mentioned, Sadaqah is a completely voluntary act of charity and there is no specification of how much should be given. This is amplified by the fact that whilst donating to eligible causes is the most common form of Sadaqah, you can also impart knowledge or give spiritual items as part of your Sadaqah Jariyah gift, too. There is no predefined rule for how much you give or what you do, so long as you are benefitting others.