Sadaqah Jariyah – Leave a Legacy
Sadaqah Jariyah is to build something or gift something which will continue to benefit others even after you have departed from this world.
Prophet ﷺ said:
“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.” (Muslim)
As part of Sadaqah Jariyah we tend to take part in following types of projects
- Sponsor Building of a masjid
- Paying the tuition fees of bright children
- Sponsor a student of knowledge
- Build a water well / water pump
Another narration about the virtues of Sadaqah Jariyah.
It is narrated from Abu Hurayrah:
“The good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are: knowledge which he learned and then spread; a righteous son whom he leaves behind; a copy of the Qur’aan that he leaves as a legacy; a mosque that he built; a house that he built for wayfarers; a canal that he dug; or charity that he gave during his lifetime when he was in good health. These deeds will reach him after his death.” (Ibn Majah)
Muslims should always strive to do good deeds and especially the ones which will continue to benefit after death. One way to leave a legacy is to take part in many Sadaqah Jariayh projects.
We ask Allah to accept our Sadaqaat and make them an avenue of admitting us into Jannah.