sadaqah jariyah

12 Jun 2019 Ref-No#: 1896

,السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I want to start sadaqah jariyah. So let’s that I’ve donated $100, would that be considered as sadaqah jariyah?

Lastly, can you tell me what is the best sadaqah jariyah idea which gives the most benefit?

جزاك الله خيرا

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Allah is Shakoor (most appreciative), and will accept any amount which a person donates, as long as he donates with a good intention.

The best is to make arrangements for water (wells/boreholes/taps etc).

Imam Abu Dawud narrates in his Sunan:

قال أبو داود حدثنا محمد بن كثير أخبرنا إسرائيل عن أبى إسحاق عن رجل عن سعد بن عبادة أنه قال يا رسول الله إن أم سعد ماتت فأى الصدقة أفضل قال « الماء ». قال فحفر بئرا وقال هذه لأم سعد. (أخرجه أبو داود في سننه – 2/ 54)

“Sa’ad bin ‘Ubadah asked the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), ‘ O Prophet of Allah, my mother past away, which is the best Sadaqah that I can give (on her behalf)?’ The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) told him, ‘Water’. So he dug a well on her behalf.” (Sunan Abi Dawud, 2/54)