When asked about sadaqah jariyah, people assume that it is limited to building mosques, distributing copies of the Holy Quran, or planting trees. However, they do not know that the forms of Sadaqah have evolved innovatively and efficiently.
Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said: “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).” Hence, a sadaqah jariyah is a form of donation that has a continuous effect, and consequently, rewards.
Waqf and Forms of Sadaqah Jariyah
In Islam, there is a form of sadaqah called ‘Waqf’, and it means endowing irretrievable money or objects such as land to benefit people endlessly.
When `Umar got a piece of land in Khaibar, he came to the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “I have got a piece of land, better than which I have never got. So what do you advise me regarding it?
” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “If you wish you can keep it as an endowment (waqf) to be used for charitable purposes.” So, `Umar gave the land in charity (i.e. as an endowments on the condition that the land would neither be sold nor given as a present, nor bequeathed, (and its yield) would be used for the poor, the kinsmen, the emancipation of slaves, Jihad, and for guests and travelers; and its administrator could eat in a reasonable just manner, and he also could feed his friends without intending to be wealthy by its means.” Narrated by Ibn Umar
Innovative Forms of Sadaqah Jariyah
Although the rewards gained from all forms of sadaqah jariyah are continuous and great, there are forms that are more impactful on people’s lives than others.
Such forms are improving the quality of life for poor people, for example:
- providing sustainable livelihood.
- helping patients retrieve their vision or hearing.
- sponsoring an orphan or student, or contributing to the improvement of infrastructure in vulnerable villages.
- Such forms guarantee -God willing- continuous rewards and great improvements in people’s quality of lives.
IWF and Sadaqah Jariyah
Sadaqah jariya purifies a man’s soul from guilt, heals diseases, and brings on blessings to a man’s life. Therefore, the International Waqf Fund (IWF) works hard to maximize the benefits of sadaqah .
IWF receives your donations and invests them in low-risk Sharia-compliant projects. Consequently, the impact of the project carries on as well as your rewards.
Your sadaqah donations have improved the lives, houses, and education of many orphans in Yemen, Palestine, Bosnia, and other countries.
Moreover, we helped dozens of poor people retrieve their vision through blindness operations. Sustainable livelihoods, urgent relief, and sanitary and food packages were also among our projects.
Donating a Waqf Share through IWF has the same effect as sadaqah jariyah. Therefore, we cordially invite you, all year long, to extend your generous support to vulnerable people around the world. Donate a Waqf Share on your behalf or on the behalf of loved ones.
Waqf Share… Infinite Good