The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “When a person dies, his deeds come to an end, except for three: ongoing charity (Sadaqah Jariyah), knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him.”
Human Appeal’s work is inspired by the Muslim faith, so we understand the significance of charity in Islam and the importance of fulfilling the duty incumbent on all Muslims.
The importance of donating during the blessed month of Ramadan shouldn’t be understated, but we must also remember the unique rewards of Sadaqah Jariyah.
Human Appeal’s Sadaqah Jariyah projects are designed to be long-lasting, ensuring that you – or your loved ones – can reap the benefits of the ongoing charity long after the donation has ended, and even after you are gone.
Syrian refugees were in need whilst camping in Lebanon. People were fleeing away from the violence in Mosul, and hardship continued in places like Yemen, as people walked tirelessly for aid across deserts.
Collecting donations, allocating transport to the deserts and a truck for Syrian refugees, equipped necessary aid. We distributed food baskets, medical help and other necessities to these vulnerable people.
Plenty of food and aid distribution made people hopeful again. Refugee camps being set up, as well as a flour factory, is helping individuals provide themselves with food and shelter for a long period of time.
You can choose from any of our three current Sadaqah Jariyah projects. You could donate olive trees to be planted in Gaza, their fruits and oil benefiting generations to come.
In Pakistan, we run a beekeeping project that offers local breadwinners with sustainable and innovative sources of income, by providing them with training, equipment and tools.
Or how about providing the gift of water, described as the best of charities by the Prophet (pbuh)? You can donate to our water project in Gaza, providing technology that will continue to make water safe and drinkable for years to come.
Istiaq was one of the first people that Human Appeal helped to train as a beekeeper. Today, he is well known in his community for his medicinal herb knowledge, which he often produces using honey. Before opening up a bee farm, Istiaq relied on the small income he received as a teacher.
He told us,
“I couldn’t feed my children and fulfil their needs, because a teacher’s income was very low, but since this project I’ve been able to save to purchase a motorbike and I also made improvements to my house.”