TAKE CHARGE WITH YOUR ZAKAT & SADAQAH
While Zakat is a form of giving that is obligatory and due from every Muslim on a yearly basis, Sadaqah is entirely a voluntary form of charity which can be performed at any time of year, and any amount can be given and can be used for any project or programme which is of benefit to people.
A number of sayings of the Prophet (SAW) emphasise the benefits of giving Sadaqah.
An important concept within Islam is the idea of Sadaqah Jariyah – an ‘ongoing charity’.
The Prophet (SAW) said:
“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.” [Muslim]
Therefore, many Muslims are eager to give charity which will continue to have benefit to people after their death, and continue to earn them reward.