Sadaqah is a voluntary charitable activity encouraged through the Islamic faith. The literal translation means ‘righteousness’ but in Islam it is used to refer a virtuous act or an act of kindness for which no reciprocation is expected. It is not always necessarily monetary aid.
Sadaqah Jariyah is the giving of charity that has long-term benefits, compared to the singularity of an act of Sadaqah. Sadaqah Jariyah has the ability to reward you even after death. For example, when someone builds a well as an act of Sadaqah Jariyah, they are rewarded for the act, but they are also rewarded every time someone uses that well.
At Carers Worldwide, we have various long-term initiatives, such as livelihood training for unpaid carers, so that they can find a way of earning an income that fits around their caring responsibilities, and our Community Caring Centres are used day after day to provide alternative day care for children with disabilities, giving their carers the respite they need and the time to earn an income.
Saddaqah is performed solely to please Allah and is intended to show mercy. As the Prophet said,
“Charity extinguishes the sins like water extinguishes a fire”. This suggests that Sadaqah is a means of repentance for one’s sins and is thus important in Islam, and it is an action which can be called to as evidence of their dedication to their faith.
There are many religious benefits of giving Sadaqah, such as to ease hardships, atone sins and give protection on the Day of Judgement. Sadaqah also promises equality and offers protection.
There are also social benefits, as Islamic charity is intended to help the circulation of wealth and aims to give all members of the community, including the most vulnerable, an equal standing in society.
One of our current projects in Bangladesh is focused on achieving socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable family carers, which is providing 300 carers with the tools and guidance to help lift their families out of poverty and into long-term economic security.
Sadaqah can be given by anyone to anyone. As a charitable organisation that works alongside Muslim people, specifically in Bangladesh, we hope you would find Carers Worldwide a worthy charity for donation as part of Sadaqah.
The work that we do in Bangladesh is focused on providing unpaid carers with the support and the opportunity to transform their lives.
Zakat is the third of the five pillars of Islam, officially meaning “that which purifies”, and is fulfilled by the annual payment of a set sum depending on the individual’s wealth. Only eight types of people can receive Zakat contributions, outlined by Allah in the Quran as:
Sadaqah means ‘voluntary charitable offerings’ and as such is not at all obligatory, it is just a kind gesture made with the intention of helping others.
You can give Sadaqah in various forms, whether by volunteering your time to a charity or directly to those in need, or through a donation to charity.
At Carers Worldwide we will be able to use your Sadaqah contributions to help unpaid family carers living in Bangladesh as well as Nepal and India to transform their lives and those of their families.
You can give Sadaqah online now and help us make a real difference to those in need of support.
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