Sadaqah Jariyah: Honouring Parents and Benefiting Society

Honouring parents is a moral and religious value with a broader meaning than we may imagine. Thus, we should show our parents affection, love, mercy, and inventive ways of honouring them as a way to thank them for what they gave up for our upbringing.

Honouring parents is a significant priority in Islam, as Allah links it to worship: “And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment.” (Surah Al Isra)

So, speaking kindly to them, smiling at them, fulfilling their needs and assisting them, supplying them at all times and places, and giving Sadaqah Jariyah on behalf of parents are all acts of great kindness and honour. 

Narrated by Abu Huraira that our prophet (ﷺ) said, “When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: ongoing charity, knowledge that benefits others, or a righteous child who prays for him.” [Muslim]


Sadaqah Jariyah: Honouring Parents and Benefiting Society

In accordance with the preceding Prophetic hadith, you can honour your parents in two great ways: by praying for them and giving Sadaqah Jariyah on behalf of your parents. This Sadaqah Jariyah’s profits help fund community-beneficial charitable projects. 

Honouring parents extends beyond just honouring them; it benefits both parents and their sons and daughters equally. Parents can take pride and joy in the upbringing and care they have provided for their offspring, while sons and daughters perpetuate acts of kindness and honour their parent’s names. This cycle of respect and gratitude fosters an atmosphere of goodness and blessings within the family and enriches the wider community.

International Waqf Fund: Your Gateway to Honouring Your Parents

Honouring our parents is essential; we should not overlook it in our fast-paced world and busy lives. Rather, we should look for the simplest, fastest, and safest ways to carry out this duty. 

The International Waqf Fund can help you maximise the benefit for your parents and impoverished communities by donating a Waqf share or Sadaqah Jariyah on behalf of your parents. 

We use donations for Sadaqah Jariyah projects, which aim to finance sustainable initiatives that support health, education, orphan sponsorship, water provision, and many other endeavours. After that, we reinvest a part of these funds to ensure that the initial amount remains intact and grows annually.


This means your Sadaqah will support more projects each year, bringing you and your parents blessings and benefits.

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