About Sadaqah / Charity

Sadaqat is another important pillar

Sadaqah, meaning charity, is the concept of voluntary giving therefore your greatness is not what you have it is what you give to serve.

Anyone can give charity for any amount. People are incredibly generous in giving charity, often giving away large portions of their wealth and keeping only enough to meet their needs. A good balance for us may be to divide our wealth between that which we need, savings and sadaqa.

What is sadaqah (charity) jariya?

Sadaqah jariya / Charity is an important concept within Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them,” (Hadith, Muslim).

Therefore, Muslims are eager to give charity which will continue to have benefit to people after their death and continue to earn them reward.

Any charity which continues to have positive effects on a community in the long-term can be considered a sadaqa jariya. Some examples include:

Installing Water Hand Pumps, Building Thalassemia Care Center & Blood Bank, Serving Thal Stars (Thalassemia Patients), Catering Eye Cataract Operations, Feeding poor etc.