Sadaqah Jariyah


Reap the rewards of your charity for years to come.

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On the authority of Abu Hurairah (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (a continuous charity), or knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him’. (Muslim)

Sadaqah Jariyah literally means ‘a continuous, ongoing, flowing charity’. While Sadaqah benefits the person who receives it on one occasion, Sadaqah Jariyah continues to benefit the recipient(s) for a long time.

Thus, 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.

With offices in over 30 locations, we have a wide variety of Sadaqah Jariyah projects in water, healthcare, education, livelihoods, and much more.

From building water wells for poor communities across Africa, to planting olive trees for Palestinian farmers, we are honoured to facilitate your generous Sadaqah Jariyah donations and help you create a beautiful legacy. Your support will transform thousands of lives for generations to come, in sha’ Allah.

Our Sadaqah Jariyah Projects

Over the years, your generous donations have helped us implement thousands of projects, including:

Well construction, rehabilitation and maintenance

Setting up small shops and other livelihood projects

Planting olive trees and fruit trees in poor farming communities

Installing a state-of-the-art lighting system in Masjid Al-Aqsa

Building schools in rural villages or areas affected by natural disaster

Building or rehabilitating masjids in isolated, rural areas


Giving Water: The Best Charity

‘The Messenger of Allah (saw) was asked, “Which charity is best?” He replied, “[Providing] water”’. [Abu Dawud]

We use water for everything, from washing dishes to cooking food to growing crops. Allah says, ‘By means of water, we give life to everything’. (Qur’an, 21:30) Communities who don’t have access to clean water face unimaginable hardships; their health, education and livelihoods suffer, trapping each generation in a tragic cycle of poverty.

By giving water, you can make a difference to families in need for generations to come, bringing the entire community back to life. From building a community well to contributing to our Safe Water Fund, we have projects for every budget across Africa, Asia and the Middle East! Having access to safe water is a basic human right and fulfilling this right is an excellent Sadaqah.


Preserve Our Islamic Heritage

The spiritual and moral teachings of Islam are a gift which allow mankind to flourish. For over 20 years, Muslim Hands have been committed to preserving our Islamic heritage and supporting the religious education of Muslims around the world.

These projects include supporting an Islamic school for converts in Mexico, providing Islamic scholarships to women in Pakistan, maintaining the historic Djenne Masjid in Mali and translating the Qur’an into Spanish.

The Prophet (saw) said, ‘By Allah, that Allah guides a man through you is better for you than a herd of expensive red camels’. [Bukhari]

With your help, we aim to continue this task, which was first undertaken by the beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and continued in every age by his followers.

The Islamic Heritage Fund

Major Giving: Choose Your Own Project!

If you want to carry out a bigger project to honour a loved one or simply do something special for those in need, our Major Giving team has a wide range of Sadaqah Jariyah schemes you may be interested in.

Moreover, if you have your own idea for a Sadaqah Jariyah project, we’re happy to provide tailor-made support to turn that idea into reality! 

Whether you want to build a hospital, an orphanage, an educational complex, or any other project, our team of qualified architects, civil engineers and project managers will be with you every step of the way to ensure the project is implemented to your plan and budget.

Email to leave behind a beautiful legacy.


Islamic Wills Service with IFG

In partnership with IFG, Muslim Hands is providing supporters with bespoke Islamic wills – for the special price of just £35.

The Prophet (saw) said: ′It is not permissible for any Muslim who has something to will to stay for two nights without having his Last Will and Testament written and kept ready with him’. [Bukhari]

By using our will service, you will have a legally binding document setting out your inheritors according to Islamic law. Moreover, by allocating a portion of your wealth to charity, you can reap the rewards of your Sadaqah Jariyah well beyond this life.

Just fill in the simple online form in 20 minutes and you can have a legal draft of your Will within one week.

Find out more

‘Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over?’ (Qur’an, 2:245)

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.