Q. What is Sadaqah Jariyah?
A. Sadaqah Jariyah is a continuous, ongoing, flowing charity, which will continue to have a long-term positive impact long after we have passed. We can give Sadaqah on behalf of a deceased loved one or to those in need in your living years, it is one of the most rewarding acts we can do in our lives.
Q. What is the Difference between Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah?
A. While Sadaqah benefits the person who receives it on one occasion, Sadaqah Jariyah continues to benefit the recipient(s) for a long time. For example, giving someone something to eat is a Sadaqah and will benefit that person in that moment whereas donating a water well where people can regularly draw water is a Sadaqah Jariyah.
Q. Who can Give Sadaqah and What are some Examples?
A. Since Sadaqah is a voluntary act of charity, there are no restrictions as to how much or who can give Sadaqah.
With offices in over 30 locations, we have a wide variety of Sadaqah Jariyah projects that you can donate to, including water, healthcare, education, livelihoods, and much more.
Q. What is the Difference Between Sadaqah and Zakat?
A. Sadaqah is a voluntary form of charity that can be given in any amount, at any time of year to whichever cause the donor wishes to give to. However, Zakat is an obligatory act of charity amounting to 2.5% of a Muslim's annual savings above the Nisab level.
While there are no stipulations when giving Sadaqah, there can be several when donating Zakat in terms of who can benefit from the charity.
Q. What is Sadaqah in Islam?
A. In Islam, Sadaqah refers to a voluntary act of charity performed with the sole purpose of pleasing Allah (swt) and without expecting a substitute in return.
In Arabic, the word 'Sadaqah' literally means 'righteousness' and stems from the root word 'sidq' which means sincerity; implying that Sadaqah is the sincerity of faith and a righteous behaviour that leads to a healthy and balanced society.
Q. What are the Benefits of Giving Sadaqah?
A. The Prophet Muhammed (saw) was known to be 'more generous than the blowing wind' [Bukhari].
Sadaqah is given for the sole purpose of pleasing Allah (swt). However, there are a multitude of benefits in giving Sadaqah as we are following the exemplary behaviour of the Prophet (saw) when we do so.