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What is the difference between Sadaqah & Sadaqah Jariyah

What is sadaqah jariyah?

Sadaqah Jariyah means a continuous, flowing and ongoing charity. Sadaqah Jariyah is an ongoing form of charity that has long-lasting effects that benefit people on multiple occasions. It is one of the most rewarding acts we can do in our lives as the benefits of giving this type of charity can be reaped in this lifetime and long after we have passed.

is sadaqah the same as sadaqah jariyah?

Sadaqah is the act of giving short-term charity, such as donating a food pack for a needy family which will see them through in the short term. Sadaqah Jariyah is the act of giving long-term charity, such as donating a water well to a community that lacks access to clean water which will support them for months and years to come.

What is the reward of Sadaqah Jariyah?

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, ‘When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (a continuous charity), or knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him’.


Therefore the rewards of Sadaqah Jariyah are added to our book of deeds, even after we die. Subhanallah!

Why do Muslims give Sadaqah Jariyah

Muslims give Sadaqah Jariyah to help brothers and sisters in need. Muslims who give charity are rewarded for doing so, but the rewards for donating Sadaqah Jariyah are greater because, for as long as the act of charity benefits someone, the donor will be rewarded. 

“Surely the men who give sadaqah and the women who give sadaqah and have advanced a good loan to Allah (SWT); for them it will be multiplied and for them there is a noble reward.”

The Holy Qur’an (57:18)

Why the Sadaqah Jariyah Foundation

The Sadaqah Jariyah Foundation specialises in offering a wide range of Sadaqah Jariyah projects to suit every budget. From education and water schemes, to orphan sponsorships and livelihood programmes, our Sadaqah Jariyah projects enable people to help themselves beyond the initial intervention, ensuring that both them and you reap the benefits for years to come in sha’ Allah.

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