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During the holy month of Ramadan, Sadaqah takes on even greater significance. Sadaqah is a voluntary act of charity. Donations during Ramadan are valued because they are believed to bring blessings and rewards from Allah SWT. Charity during this month is encouraged for all Muslims who are able to do so.
Sadaqah, meaning ‘charity’, is the concept of voluntary giving in Islam. Described in the Holy Qur’an as ‘a beautiful loan,’ sadaqah encompasses any act of charitable giving done out of compassion, love, friendship or generosity.
It can be given to anyone and has no limits or guidelines.
At IDRF both your Sadaqah and your Zakat allow some of the world’s most vulnerable people to gain access to food, shelter, water, education, economic development opportunities and the ability to live with dignity and to become self-reliant.
Sadaqah can take many forms, and it is not limited to financial donations. It can be anything that helps others and brings them relief, from volunteering at a food bank to donating clothes to those in need.
Sadaqah Jariyah, or continuous charity, is also highly encouraged.