What is sadaqah jariyah?
Sadaqah jariyah is charity that continues to benefit people long-term and continues to earn the giver rewards even after death.
The difference it makes
When you give sadaqah jariyah, it will support a project of lasting benefit—something like:
- Developing a clean water system
- Building a school
- Helping widows start businesses
- Establishing farms
- Building or equipping a health clinic
These are projects that communities will enjoy and appreciate for years, even generations. It can turn a family’s life around.
When a son of Adam dies, then his good deeds stop except for three: a Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity), a beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), as narrated by Muslim