إذا مات الإنسان انقطع عنه عمله الا من ثلاثة الا من صدقة جارية أو علم ينتفع به أو ولد صالح يدعو له

“When a man passes away, his worldly acts come to an end, but three acts; recurring charity, knowledge (by which others) benefit or a pious son who prays for him will bear continuous reward (for the deceased).”

- Sahih Muslim

The term Sadaqah Jariyah means ongoing charity, a guaranteed recurring reward based upon good actions or deeds that keep on giving. These benefits and rewards will continue to benefit us even after death, in the Hereafter.

There are many acts of sadaqa jariya we can partake in today to ensure we gain maximum reward. Keep reading for more information on some of the ways you can give regularly with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust, to discover more about Sadaqah, how it works and what you can do to make an impact on those around you.

Your Sadaqah Jariyah FAQ

What is Sadaqah Jariyah?

Sadaqah Jariyah (or Sadaqah) is not only an act of faith but an act of philanthropy; it is about supporting those less fortunate through continuous charitable contributions. 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 details of your Sadaqah contributions are almost completely unrestricted, as long as what you are doing is benefitting others.

Why Do We Make Sadaqah Contributions?

The purpose of Sadaqah is to make a difference. We give Sadaqah with the goal of benefitting those less fortunate than us. 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.  

Who is Eligible to Pay Sadaqah?

Unlike most of the other regular charitable contributions that Muslims must undertake, Sadaqah is not compulsory. Sadaqah is about a conscious decision to support those less fortunate than yourself and as a result, all Muslims are free to give Sadaqah Jariyah gifts whenever they please, as much as they please. Through making Sadaqah donations, donors know that they are making a difference in the world, benefitting their mindset whilst simultaneously improving their standing in the Hereafter.

How Much Should We Pay for Sadaqah Jariyah?

As previously mentioned, Sadaqah is not a compulsory act of charity; instead, it is a completely voluntary one and as a result, the amount that must be donated is not specified. 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.

When and Where Do We Give  Sadaqah?

Sadaqah can be given at any time during the year. However, the most important point to consider is that Sadaqah Jariyah means ‘ongoing charity’ and in turn, ensuring that your donations are regular will amplify the benefits that you gain from them. Note that donations don’t need to be large; small Sadaqah gifts are just as important and valuable, as long as whatever you are doing makes an impact with those around you.

Giving your Sadaqah gifts with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust 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 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.

Is Sadaqah Jariyah the Same as Zakat?

Sadaqah and Zakat differ greatly. Zakat is a compulsory donation which requires 2.5% of your annual wealth to be donated to charitable causes. Furthermore, Zakat has strict eligibility guidelines and a wealth threshold called the nisab, which indicates whether you are wealthy enough to warrant making a contribution.

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.

Ensure Your Sadaqah Makes a Difference

Today, you can begin your journey towards reaping the benefits of a regular, ongoing Sadaqah donation. The Al Mustafa Welfare Trust team continually strive to access and help our struggling brothers and sisters across the globe, working towards a safe and peaceful world for everyone. Using your Sadaqah Jariyah gifts, we can deliver even more effective medical treatment, food aid and general support.

Bring hope to those less fortunate than ourselves and give generously to the Al Mustafa Welfare Trust.

Cataract Surgery

We often take many things for granted in life; things that we have not had to work for or exist without, such as the ability to walk. We would be completely lost without all that we have been given and all that we are accustomed to. Imagine not being able to express yourself with words or being able to feel? Imagine not having the ability to hear or see?

Now imagine giving someone the gift of sight and changing their life for the better. After all, a brighter future for someone could mean a brighter Hereafter for you, right?

Sadaqa jariyah funds cataract surgery

Speaking of taking things for granted, we do not realise how much of an impact it would cause to lack even the most basic essentials of daily life... such as clean water. Did you know that absolutely every single living cell in the human body needs water to keep it functioning? A human being can only last around 3 – 4 days without water and during this time the body deteriorates drastically during the process.

Water is referred to many times in the Holy Qur’an and it is narrated that one of the greatest acts of charity in Islam is to give water to the thirsty.

There are millions of people around the world today that do not have access to clean water for safe consumption or even basic sanitation purposes. Simply donating towards a hand pump or water well for these people can ensure they have access to safe water. 

Every single drop of water that benefits someone else will be sadaqa e jariyah for us.

Hifz Sponsorship

"The best amongst you are those who learn the Holy Qur’an and teach it".
- Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Education is one of the most effective ways to help break the cycle of poverty for many people across the world as so many children do not have access to any form of education today.

Our Hafiz sponsorship programme gives deprived children access to a Qur’anic education, allowing them to develop and strengthen their faith whilst understanding the teachings of the Holy Quran. Not only does your sadaqah provide these children with an Islamic education, but our schools also provide these children with shelter, food and sufficient healthcare.

Today’s children are the leaders of the next generation - the pioneers of the future - hence it is imperative that we ensure proper development of children around the world.

Today, there are millions of innocent children who have lost one or both of their parents due to world conflict, war or poverty. These children need our support to have the best possible chance to thrive in life. Sponsoring an orphan with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust can provide sufficient nutrition, education and emotional support whilst giving these innocent children hope for a brighter future.

Not only do the benefits of sadaqa jariyah help to shape someone else’s future, but they also provide us with a key opportunity to invest in our own, too!

Give sadaqah with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust today.


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