While Zakat is an obligatory form of charity that every Muslim has to give on a yearly basis, Sadaqah is an entirely voluntary act of charity that can be performed at any time of year. No amount is too small and your sadaqah can be utilised for projects or programs that bring sustainable benefit to vulnerable communities.
The Prophet (PBUH) emphasised the benefits of giving Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jaariyah – an ongoing charity.
The Prophet (PBUH) 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 that will continue to benefit people in the long run and grants them rewards after they pass away.