Where Do We Pay Sadaqah?
When you give Sadaqah with Human Relief Foundation, we allocate your donation to those most in need. You can opt to donate towards a specific country or prominent cause, or you can choose to give directly to our General Fund. When opting for the latter, you are allowing us to determine on your behalf those most in need at the time of giving.
We work in some of the most disrupted countries in the world, including India, Palestine, Jordan and Somalia, and your donations allow us to distribute critical food, water and medical supplies where they are needed most.
How Much Do We Pay?
There is no set minimum or a limit when it comes to donating Sadaqah. Anything from a few pounds through to a few hundred will always be gratefully received here at Human Relief Foundation, but the amount donated will always be at the discretion of the donor.
Any donations given as sadaqah will be replaced by Allah (SWT), ensuring that you will never be worse off for your kindness and charity.
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Types of Sadaqah
Any form of Sadaqah is beneficial for a Muslim. This can be money, time, a smile or even a donated meal. As a voluntary form of charity, Sadaqah is given out of love, out of compassion and a feeling of generosity instead of obligation.
There are a few types of Sadaqah: Sadaqah for the sake of Allah and religion, ongoing continuous charity, and any possessions or assets that are donated or held for the purpose of Sadaqah Jariyah and for the greater good.
Differences between Sadaqah and Zakat
The primary difference between Sadaqah and zakat is that zakat is an obligation upon all Muslims whereas Sadaqah is given freely. Zakat is paid annually based on the lunar calendar and is calculated based on savings and assets above a certain threshold (Nisab). Above the Nisab, a Muslim must donate 2.5% of their wealth.
Zakat is only paid by adult Muslims who are of sound mind. However, you are exempt from paying zakat if your savings fall below the current Nisab threshold.
By contrast, Sadaqah is given out of good will, and any amount can be given as an act of charity to anyone. Sadaqah is given discretely and with no expectation of reward – a selfless act for any Muslim. Anyone can donate Sadaqah, for themselves and on behalf of another person.
Benefits of Sadaqah
There are so many benefits of giving Sadaqah for a Muslim. Firstly, anything given generously for the sake of giving is enough to make you feel good, especially if the impact on others is immediately apparent such as helping someone with their shopping or holding a door open for a stranger. In addition to this, anything given selflessly is rewarded by Allah. Any money given is replaced, and time invested is compensated in the Hereafter, as documented widely in the Qur’an.
With so many different ways to give Sadaqah, there are many more ways to receive the rewards brought about by such acts of kindness.
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