What is a Sadaqah Jariyah?
A Sadaqah Jariyah is a form of charity that is continuous or long-lasting. Some examples of a Sadaqah Jariyah include teaching someone knowledge that will allow them to benefit others, building a school or hospital where individuals will continuously benefit and building a water well that will continue to provide water for those in need.
What is the benefit of a Sadaqah Jariyah?
While most of our deeds end with our death, there is an exception to this. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) said, “Three things help a man after his death, and these are: a charity given by him, a good habit he taught to others and a good offspring he leaves behind, who prays for his forgiveness.” (Bihar al Anwar, Vol 6, Page 294) This hadith highlights that when an individual donates a form of charity that is continuous, this charity will continue to provide them rewards even after their death.
What is a form of a Sadaqah Jariyah?
Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Six things benefit a person after he passes away: a child who seeks forgiveness for him, a copy of the Qur’an which he leaves behind, a plant that he planted, water that he donated in charity, a well that he had dug, and a tradition that others take from him and [practise] after him.’ (Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih, Vol 1, Page 185, Number 555).
Water wells are a great form of Sadaqah Jariyah which The Zahra(s) Trust Canada can help you fulfil. To learn about our sustainable water solutions visit our page on Water Aid. Supporting orphans and vulnerbale children is also a great form of Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah. To learn more about how we support vulnerable children click here!