Sadaqah, and Sadaqah Jariyah, are voluntary selfless acts carried out by anyone for the benefit of everyone.
Your Sadaqah has given orphans and widows a purpose to live. It has given thousands of family’s food supplies from our monthly food parcels, and thousands of orphans a sponsorship. Your Sadaqah has even helped unsponsored children and families by mending their houses and giving urgent medical treatment like sight restoring surgery to help them be independent.
What is Sadaqah?
Sadaqah is simply any act of kindness given without expecting anything in return, it could be the money you give to a homeless person on the road or the time you give to a friend in need.
The Prophet (ﷺ) stated in a hadîth collected by Imām Muslim:
لا تحقرن من المعروف شيئاً، ولو أن تلقى أخاك بوجه طلق (رواه مسلم)
“Let not any of you belittle or look down upon a good deed, even if it be that you smile in the face of your brother.” (Muslim)
What is the difference between Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah?
Sadaqah is short-term and Sadaqah Jariyah is long-term. For example, giving an orphaned child a few pennies may satisfy their hunger for one night, but sponsoring an orphan will satisfy them for months ahead.
Is Sadaqah and Zakat the same thing?
No – Zakat is compulsory and is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Sadaqah is done voluntarily for the pleasure of Allah SWT.
Who can give Sadaqah and who can Sadaqah be given to?
There are no rules when it comes to giving Sadaqah, you can give what you feel comfortable giving to whoever you think deserves Sadaqah.
Is there a certain time for giving Sadaqah?
Sadaqah is given from the heart with the purest intentions and because it is not compulsory, you can give Sadaqah or Sadaqah Jariyah at any time.
What are the benefits of giving Sadaqah?
Besides the fact that altruism, or the act of charity, increases happiness for the giver and the recipient, there are great rewards for giving Sadaqah. The Holy Quran mentions multiple times the benefits of giving to the poor.
‘The likeness of (the ones) who expend their riches in the way of Allah is as the likeness of a grain that grows seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. And Allah gives manifold to whomever He decides; and Allah is Ever-Embracing, Ever-Knowing.’ – Holy Quran, surat Al-Baqarah [2:261]
Giving Sadaqah prepares you for the hereafter, making Allah’s mercy on us greater with every act of kindness.
How does Sadaqah help orphans?
Orphans have no home, no food, and no family to defend them. They are weak and helpless and in desperate need of nurturing. Without either of these they are vulnerable and often end up working as slaves, being abused and exploited, or die of malnutrition and disease.
Your Sadaqah helps by improving their lives and gives them a purpose to live. From our Monthly Food Parcels to our Sponsorship Programmes that provide continuous support, everything we do is to protect and benefit orphans everywhere.
How can I give Sadaqah to an Orphan?
There are many ways you can give your Sadaqah to an orphan, donate now or click on any of our programmes below to find out more and donate.
Sadaqah or Sadaqah Jariyah can be a part of your everyday life, it could be a few kind words you share with someone or the food you share with the poor. Every good deed is charity.
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If you have any questions about giving Sadaqah you can contact our team anytime online here or by calling 0207 100 8866