What is Sadaqah Jariyah?
Sadaqah Jariyah, which literally translates into continuous charity, is a form of charity which leads the giver to receiving continuous reward in this world, as well as in the life hereafter.
According to a Hadith:
"When a man passes away, his good deeds will also come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah, a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (after his death)." [Sahih Muslim]
Sadaqah Jariyah is an act of kindness, compassion and generosity. It can take various forms such as providing education or water resources, building a mosque, making donations to a hospital, or financing orphans etc. Sadaqah Jariyah, like any other form of charity, does not only ensure reward from the Almighty, but also is a great act of empathy. The purpose of Sadaqah Jariyah is serving humanity and providing relief to the deserving human beings by addressing their needs. We at Syria Relief/Action For Humanity are working to help the people of Syria in a number of ways.
“Indeed, the men who practice charity and the women who practice charity and [they who] have loaned Allah a goodly loan - it will be multiplied for them, and they will have a noble reward.” [57:18]