Sadaqah jariyah is charity that continues to benefit people long-term and continues to earn the giver rewards even after death.
When you give sadaqah jariyah, it will support a project of lasting benefit—something like:
These are projects that communities will enjoy and appreciate for years, even generations. Each project 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
Sadaqah Jariyah is a gift that not only benefits others in this life but also benefits us and our loved ones in the next.
(Hadith of the Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Muslim)
“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.”
Allah tells us in the Qur’an that the reward of spending in charity is like “a grain of corn which grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains” (2:261). Water projects are a true example of how one act of charity keeps multiplying, bringing more and more benefit and reward. When a community has water, we see families growing food, healthy children able to attend school, clean hospitals treating patients safely… and the list goes on!