A lot of confusion can arise when the concept of Ongoing Charity is discussed, also known as Sadaqah Jariyah.
How can we be in a condition of continual giving? Does it affect long hours of volunteering, contributing daily, or maybe even forever donating our living?
Islam arrived as a balanced system for all people to follow. Its means of ongoing charity (Sadaqah Jariyah) are also simple.
What is Considered Sadaqah Jariyah or Ongoing Charity?
In Islam, Sadaqah Jariyah, or Ongoing Charity, is a magnanimous commitment that proceeds to give and help the people who get it long after the contributor encases left this world - a thoughtful gesture gave benevolently. Even though Sadaqah Jariyah is not necessary for Muslims, it accompanies extraordinary rewards and satisfies Allah (SWT).
“When a human being passes, all one’s acts end, keep three: ongoing charity, religious understanding [one leaf back] from which others aid, and a virtuous child who prays for one” (Muslim).
The Islamic tradition includes instructions for providing many forms of charity: zakat, a yearly obligatory financial offering, and sadaqah, which consists of Charity, provided willingly and in many forms.
Among the types of voluntary sadaqah is Sadaqah Jariyah, or “Ongoing Charity,” which is a charity given with the purpose that its rewards continue after one’s passing.
What makes Ongoing Charity in Islam special is that not only do the benefits continue to reach recipients after the donor’s death, but the spiritual rewards from the donor’s generosity continue to benefit the donor in the heavenly realm.
Allah (SWT) and those who have benefitted from your kindness make Sadaqah Jariyah. It ought not to be flaunted about by the individual who has given as this implies that it is not charitable because this is viewed as looking for acclaim from others. Your donation is considered Sadaqah Jariyah when you should never anticipate receiving anything in return.
There is no one Sadaqah Jariyah method that is superior to the others because they all continue to assist the most needy individuals. The benefits will continue to be felt for years, whether the money is used to build a school, fund a water well, or support a new business. It indicates that Allah (SWT) will bestow upon you the same rewards and blessings as everyone else, regardless of how you choose to give Sadaqah Jariyah.
Examples of Sadaqah Jariyah
Sadaqah Jariyah is a donation that upholds offering long after you have gone this world. It is more significant than a direct financial donation. One illustration of Sadaqah Jariyah is subsidizing a water siphon, which supplies protected, clean water to towns and networks where they would have restricted or no entrance.
Communities can often tell the difference between thriving and not thriving with the help of a water hand pump funded through the save lives campaign. This act of Sadaqah Jariyah will support future generations, benefiting not only those living in those communities but also their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A water supply will indicate that they will never need to go dehydrated or risk drinking infected, disease-ridden water by offering them a glass of water to satisfy their primary thirst.
The act of providing children with an education, which opens doors and presents better opportunities for them, and our own Livelihoods initiative, which provides a steady income for widows to support their families, are additional examples of Sadaqah Jariyah. Sharing copies of The Quran also is considered an ongoing charity. Whether you share it as a gift for someone or donate copies to an Islamic center or a Masjid, you will have rewards for everyone who used it to recite its verses or study it. Planting trees and plants is one of Sadaqah Jariyah. Their benefits are continuous. Everyone who benefits from their shadows in the summer heat or eats their fruits will return to their donors as rewards.
Who Can Receive Sadaqah Jariyah?
Anybody can get a Sadaqah Jariyah donation. It is not specific to those named poor, yet the people living in the most crucial circumstances are, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most meriting. It implies that a donation can be made to help your loved ones, no matter what is their living status, as long as the gift is kept hidden between you, the beneficiary, and Allah (SWT) and is unselfish.
It could involve leaving assets, such as a house, to someone in your will as this would not only benefit the immediate people, but it has the potential to benefit future generations who may call the house a home.
How Can I Give Sadaqah Jariyah?
You can select to give Sadaqah Jariyah through Qurbani Haramain by donating through our donation page or supporting any of our Sadaqah Jariyah-compliant appeals.