“If a human dies, then his good deeds stop except for three: a Sadaqa Jariah (continuous charity), a beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him.” – Sahih Muslim
“Whosoever digs a well will receive reward for that from Allah on the Day of Judgement when anyone amongst jinn, men and birds drink from it” – Bukhari and Muslim
Water is such a simple thing to many of us, yet is more valuable than gold to others. For as little money, you can establish a well to bring the source of life to villages suffering in areas all over the world.
The use of a well as a source of Sadaqa Jariya is incredibly blessed to do because every human, jinn and animal will send blessings when they drink from it for as long as the well is open. Consider the hundreds of people in drought-stricken countries that would drink from this well every day, think of the livestock that will be watered and kept healthy every single say. The blessings would soon be tallying up for every minute of every day for many many years!
“Who ever builds a Masjid for Allah, Allah will Build for him a similar House in Paradise” – Bukhari and Muslim
To spend in the cause of Allah (Subahanahu wa Taala) by way of propagating the Deen of Allah is a charity with high merit and great reward. Some of the common contributions made in this respect are: donations towards the Masjid, which one can do in his own community; however the source of greatest reward is to construct a Mosque. Reward attained through the performance of this kind of good deed affords the continuing of reward even after death.
By providing a place to pray, one receives a reward for each prayer that is made and for any wayfarer who seeks shelter inside. The rewards for the prayer are multiplied each time someone makes salaat. For a large Masjid built as sadaqa jariya for you, your family or community would reap massive rewards in the afterlife for everyone who contributes.
Build for the sake of Allah and he will, insh’Allah, reward you with a palace in paradise.
The first word uttered to the Prophet Muhammad (Sallalaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) by Gabriel was “Iqra” (meaning “read”). In this utterance was illustrated that the first and foremost thing that a Muslim must do is to read. Throughout the developing nations in this world Muslims, children and adults alike, are denied access to basic education. They have no way to get to schools or the schools which do exist are in a severe state of disrepair and they have no educated teachers to provide lessons.
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