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Assalamalaikum my dear  friends .i am Azimusshan malik and hope you all are fine.

Today this post is very special for all of you. Today in this post we have told you about Sadaka. We have told you about Sadka e Jaria. And what are the benefits of giving Sadka, we have told you everything in detail, read this post very carefully till the end.

what is sadaqah?

Sadaqah' literally means 'righteousness' and refers to the voluntary giving of alms or charity. In Islamic terminology, sadaqah has been defined as an act of "giving something...without seeking a substitute in return and with the intention of pleasing Allah." Meanwhile, according to Ar-Rageeb al-Asfahaani “Sadaqa is what the person gives from what he possesses, like Zakat, hoping to get closer to Allah."

The term 'sadaqah' stems from the Arabic root word ‘sidq’ (s-d-q) ص د ق, which means sincerity and it is considered as a sign of sincere faith.The three-letter root of this word, S-D-Q, also means, "to speak the truth," "to be sincere," and "to fulfill one's promise." All of these aspects of honorable behavior indicate indicate the links between generosity and a healthy society. Some experts hence conclude that sadaqa is a loanword.

sadqah is also known as zakat .

The word zakah occurs thirty times in the Quran, out of which, twenty seven times it is linked with prayer. There are three places where it has not been linked ... (Quran 41:7). The zakah mentioned in these thirty places is in reference to the obligatory zakah. However, Sadaqah (non-obligatory charity) and its plural (sadaqat) occur thirteen times in the Qur'an; five times as Sadaqah, eight times as its plural.

Sadaqat is very wide term and used in the Quran to cover all kinds of charity. Sadaqat means to give alms and also legal alms for which the word zakat is used in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad. Zakat has been called sadaqat because it is also a kind of compulsory charity. It is an obligatory sadaqa while ordinary sadaqa are voluntary. Thus, zakat has to be collected by the muhtasib (collector) or the government — the Islamic state as a Compulsory levy.

According to Quran, Sadaqa leads into the purification of the benefactor.Quran says that sadaqa should not be necessarily be in a material form and can be a "voluntary effort", or a kind word. This is in agreement with a narration attributed to Muhammad which says "every good deed is a form of sadaq."Kind words and "compassion" are better than sadaqa accompanied by "insult", from the viewpoint of Quran, and it is better for the donations to be offered "discreetly" to those in need rather than doing it in public in order to be acknowledged by them. The Quran also criticizes donating aimed at appearing generous or compromising the value of sadaqa by "ostentatious public behavior" done just to "render a normally charitable act purely self-serving." Quran suggests that sadaqa is not meant only to support the poor, but also can be donated to others who "were not visibly in need" and also who either needed assistance to enhance their life or required to be directed towards new jobs and "economic opportunities".

 What is Sadaqah Jariyah?

Sadaqah Jariyah means a continuous, flowing and ongoing charity. 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.

 Allah (swt) guarantees to record these continuous acts of charity in the following verse:

 “Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have accounted for in a clear register.” (Qur’an, 36:12)

 The following famous Hadith gives us the good news that even after our death, Sadaqah Jariyah continues to benefit us:

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (saw) 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’. (Muslim)

To put it simply, they both count as ‘Sadaqah’ (voluntary charity). However, ‘Sadaqah’ on its own will benefit the recipient on a single occasion and will count as one good deed for the giver. ‘Sadaqah Jariyah’ will benefit the recipients more than once and that good deed will continue rewarding you even after your death.

For example, giving someone something to eat is a Sadaqah and will benefit that person in that moment whereas building a well where people can regularly draw water is a Sadaqah Jariyah and will benefit people for generations to come and in turn will continue benefiting you in this life and the next in sha’ Allah.

There are numerous types of Sadaqah Jariyah but in the following hadith seven are mentioned by name:

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (ra) who said, ‘the Prophet (saw) said, “Indeed, the rewards of his actions and good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are:  knowledge which he taught and spread;  a righteous child whom he leaves behind; a copy of the Qur’an that he leaves as a legacy;  or a masjid that he built;  or a house that he built for wayfarers; a canal that he dug;  or charity that he gave from his wealth in his good health and life. [These deeds] will reach him after his death”’. (Ibn Majah)

At Muslim Hands, we offer 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.

One of the best things about Sadaqah Jariyah is that you can give on behalf of the deceased and benefit them directly without decreasing your own rewards. When you lose a loved one, there is nothing that can ever take their place and it is often very hard to find the perfect way to honour their memory. Giving a Sadaqah Jariyah is one of the best things you can do for a loved one and something that they can benefit greatly from.

This is clearly indicated in the following hadith when a companion’s (ra) mother passed away and he sought the beloved Prophet’s (saw) advice about what to do for her:

On the authority of Sa‘d bin ’Ubadah (ra) that he said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Umm (mother of) Sa‘d has died, so which charity is best?’ He [saw] replied, “Water (is best).” He said, ‘So he [ra] dug a well and said, “This (well) is for Umm Sa‘d”’. (Abu Dawud)

What also happens when we deliver our Sadaqah Jariyah projects is that the recipients make du’a in abundance on behalf of the donor. So, not only is the donor gaining reward for the project, they also benefit from the du’as made for them by strangers whom they’ve never even seen or met, Subhan Allah!

The Virtues of Sadaqah In Islam.

In Islam, Sadaqah refers to a voluntary act of charity performed with the sole purpose of pleasing Allah and without expecting a substitute in return. In Arabic the word ‘Sadaqah’ literally means ‘righteousness’ and stems from the root word ‘sidq’, which means sincerity; Implying that Sadaqah is the sincerity of faith and a righteous behavior which leads to a healthy and balanced society.

It is said in many ahadith that the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammed (saw) was ‘more generous than the blowing wind’, in other words, he didn’t keep anything for Himself, he would give money and food to the poor and let himself go hungry. His character is one of perfection and a model for us to follow and we should strive each day to be more like Him (saw).

The Quran and Sunnah repeatedly emphasize the importance of giving Sadaqah and Allah (swt) has promised many benefits and virtues to the person who does. Here are the reasons why you should be giving Sadaqah on regular basis:

1. Sadaqah Helps Cure Illness and Averts Death.

The Prophet (saw) said “Treat your sick ones with charity.” (Saheeh al-Jaami) When your loved ones fall ill it is recommended to give a lot of sadaqah to help cure disease and avert ill-fate, The Prophet (saw) also said: "Sadaqah appeases the Lord’s anger and averts an evil death.” (Tirmidhi)

2. Sadaqah Eases Hardships and Removes Calamities

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said “Give the Sadaqah without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Tirmidhi)

As Muslims we believe that this life is a test and one way of being tested is with hardships. Allah (swt) gives is trials to test our faith in him. Giving Sadaqah during a time of hardship shows strong Iman and gratitude to Allah (swt) and It is only Allah (swt) with his infinite mercy that can change a person’s situations. Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran: “Allah removes what He wishes and establishes what He wishes, for He has the Mother of Books”. (Sura ar-Ra‘ad, 13: 39)

3. Sadaqa is an Investment in This Life and Hereafter.

A return on investment isn’t something you would normally associate with spending money on charitable causes however Allah (swt) promises us that he will increase our wealth, sustenance and bring us success in this life and in the hereafter when we give Sadaqah.

“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.” (Al Hadeed 57:18)

4. Sadaqa Expiates Sins.

On the Day of Judgement, we will all be held to account for every sin we have committed major and minor. No matter how hard we try, we are only human, and sinning is inevitable. That is why it is important for us to give Sadaqah regularly to expiate our sins.

The Prophet (SAWS) said: “Charity extinguishes the sins like water extinguishes a fire.” (Ibn Majah)

5. Sadaqah is One of the Gates of Jannah

Baab As-Sadaqah is one of the 8 gates of Jannah. This door only allows those believers to enter who were charitable and gave Sadaqah in the way of Allah, whether to their parents, orphans, widows, the sick and the needy. Giving Sadaqah gives you the virtue of entering paradise through this gate.

“But those who feared their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups until, when they reach it while its gates have been opened and its keepers say, “Peace be upon you; you have become pure; so enter it to abide eternally therein,” (Quran 39:73)

6. Sadaqa Will be your Shade on the Day of Judgement

On a day which will last 50,000 years, where the sun will be right above the heads, we will all be hoping to be one of the seven to be under Allah (SWT) shade on Judgment Day. The person who gives hidden charity is one of the seven.

The Prophet (SAWS) said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Tirmidhi)

7. Sadaqah Purifies the Nafs

Our purpose in life is to strive in the way of Allah through worship and good deeds to attain righteousness, and one cannot attain righteousness without spending for the sake of Allah. Our wealth is a test from Allah and can even be a burden, we are accountable for how we spend it. We must spend on charity to extinguish worldly desires and attain the reward of the Hereafter 

“By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love. And whatever you spend; indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.” (Al Imraan 3:92)

8. Sadaqah is a Means of Acceptance of Dua

A Muslim can ask Allah to accept their dua by virtue of their good deeds including the Sadaqah they give. An example of this is the sahih hadeeth narrated in Muslim and Bukhari, about the three people who entered a cave, and a rock fell and blocked their way out. They asked Allah by the virtue of their best deeds to save them.

9. Sadaqa Brings Balance to the Society and Benefits the Community.

Giving Sadaqah to the orphans, widows, sick and needy ensures we live in a much fairer society by sharing the wealth. Sadaqah does not only mean giving money but it can be any act of kindness. The Prophet said: “Your smile for your brother is a charity. Your removal of stones, thorns or bones from the paths of people is a charity. Your guidance of a person who is lost is a charity” (Bukhari). Sadaqah is about benefiting the whole community and looking after the vulnerable to better society.

10. Sadaqah is a Way to Earn Rewards after Death.

By giving Sadaqah Jariyah you can invest in the hereafter for yourself or for your loved ones by earning continuous rewards. The Prophet (saw) said: “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).” 

We hope that you must have understood our every point, if you people have any problem anywhere, then you will definitely tell us in the comment and by considering this post as a sadka, you will definitely share it with every person so that the people ahead The trouble can also go away.


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