Sadaqah Jariyah is ongoing charity (continuous rewards) received by us (for good actions and deeds), that will not only benefit us in this life, but will continue to benefit us after our death.
Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (SalAllahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying:
When a man dies, his acts come to an end, but three, recurring charity, or knowledge (by which people) benefit, or a pious Child, who prays for him (for the deceased). [Sahih Muslim]
- Donate and/or actively participate in building of a Masjid. Build a Masjid
- Building or donating to build an Orphanage.
- Raising, full or part sponsoring an orphan. Orphan Sponsorship
- Teach someone to recite Quran, and every time they recite quran, you will get hasanat, even after your death. And if your student teaches quran to another person, and every time this other person read Qur’an, you still will get hasanat from his recitation, even after you have long died until the end of this world.
- Give copies of the Holy Quran or Islamic literature and each time they read from it, you will receive Hasanat.
- Donating to build a school. When the students use the knowledge they receive from the school, you get hasanat, even after you have died.
- Donate to dig and build water wells or construct water tanks and when people use this well or tank you will receive Hasanat. Build a well / water tank
- Plant trees or donate for this cause, each time people or animals sits under the shade or eats from these trees, we will gain hasanat, even after you have died.
Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported: Allah’s Messenger (SalAllahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying:
He who called (people) to righteousness, there would be reward (assured) for him like the rewards of those who adhered to it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. [Sahih Muslim]
“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allah is All-Sufficient, All-Knower.” [Al-Baqarah 2:261]