Many times I heard about the term ‘Sadaqah Jariyah’ but never got the chance to understand it in details. Being a non-Muslim, I am very much unaware of this term and fortunately one of my Muslim colleagues helped me find the real meaning of the same. There are mainly two words in this term – Sadaqah and Jariyah. Sadaqah is defined as the act of donating money for the sole purpose of worshiping Allah while the word ‘Jariyah’ means ongoing. If you choose to donate money to a Sadaqah Jariyah project, you will keep receiving rewards for your kindness as long as people benefit from it.
In Muslim community, Sadaqah refers to the activity designed to eliminate the spiritual issue of miserliness. But due to the restriction of displaying in the middle, it has been outlined that Sadaqah should always be given independently. Sadaqah Jariyah that is given independently is found to be an impressive remedy to them. There could be numerous ways in which your donated money can be used such as building wells, mosques, spreading education and many others.