Your Sadaqah-Jaariyah helps change their lives

“If a person dies, then his good deeds stop except for three: a sadaqah-jaariyah (continuous charity), a beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him.” – Sahih Muslim

Your sadaqah-jaariyah could help many deserving people change their lives for good. In return you continue getting the rewards even after death, as long as the people continue to benefit from your donation.

We at Crisis Aid strongly believe in helping people earn a decent living and become financially independent and self-sufficient, instead of providing them consistent assistance. This way they don’t have to be provided with charity for food, medicines, shelter, clothing etc. Instead they will be able to provide for themselves by God’s will.

Sadaqah-Jaariyah projects include the following:

• Build a masjid

• Paying the tuition fees for bright children

• Sponsor a student of knowledge

• Build a water well / water pump

Sadaqah-jaariyah – Help them to help themselves

This self-employment philosophy is derived from the following incident during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):

A man of the Ansar came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and begged from him. The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked him if he has anything in his house. He replied: “Yes, a piece of cloth, a part of which we wear and a part of which we spread (on the ground), and a wooden bowl from which we drink water”. The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked him to bring those items to him and helped him sell them for two dirhams. He (peace be upon him) asked the Ansari to buy food with one dirham, buy an axe with the second dirham and go and gather firewood and sell it. The man went away, and gathered firewood and sold it. When he had earned ten dirhams, he came to the prophet and told him that he had bought a garment and food with his earnings. (Abu Dawud, Hadith 1637).

This incident illustrates an important distinction between simply providing relief as opposed to making someone self-sufficient. Relief is generally a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Self-employment through economic and social change is a long-term solution, which is why Crisis Aid focuses on projects that promote self-employment.

Crisis Aid’s livelihood and Islamic Micro-Finance Program includes the following projects:

Small Businesses for the Poor

Poultry Farming: Five chickens and one rooster, or a flock of 25 chicks, are given to a family (feeding supplies are also provided).

Goat Farming: Goats are given to the poor in rural areas for milk and goat farming.

Vegetable Farming: A number of different seeds, fertiliser and fresh vegetables are given to the poor to plant and sell. From the profits they use part for living off and part to sow their seeds and part to purchase more vegetables to sell.

Street Vendor: Poor families and individuals are provided assistance in the form of push-carts and supplies for selling vegetables or other items as street vendors.

Sewing Machine: Providing sewing machines for women so they are able to sew clothes and charge to make an income.

If you are unable to donate the complete amount of money for any one of the sadaqah-jaariyah projects mentioned above, you can still get the reward of sadaqah-jaariyah by donating whatever you can. We will use your donations along with other donors who are in a similar situation as you to complete the cost of one of the sadaqah-jaariyah projects mentioned above. If you wish to part pay for a sadaqah-jaariyah project please click the donate button below.

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