Sadaqah Jariyah

Sadaqah Jariyah, meaning ongoing charity, is a gift that benefits even after the giver has passed away. 

As long as others continue to benefit from it, giving Sadaqah Jariyah today will allow you to reap the blessings of your charitable act in this life and the hereafter. Sadaqah Jariyah can even be given on behalf of a loved one, living or deceased. Therefore giving Sadaqah Jariyah here allows you, and your deceased loved ones, to enjoy continuous rewards.

Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah asked the Prophet ﷺ, “O Messenger of Allaah, my mother has died when I was absent. Will it benefit her if I give in charity on her behalf?” Rasulullah ﷺ said, “Yes.” So he said: “I ask you to bear witness that my garden that bears fruit is given in charity on her behalf.” (Bukhaari)

Giving Sadaqah Jariyah to Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) is not a one-off benefit. Your donations help us build hospitals and purchase essential equipment. They help us diagnose, treat and support cancer patients for many years to come.

For 25 years we’ve been investing Sadaqah Jariyah into healthcare projects, with ongoing benefits to our patients, and ongoing rewards for our donors.

Your trust and your charity helped us change the face of cancer care in Pakistan. 

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Why Give Sadaqah Jariyah?

The Sadaqah Jariyah you give is vital to the work we do. It has allowed us to build two cancer hospitals that have treated, cured and saved thousands of people. Here’s what your Sadaqah Jariyah has achieved over the years:

We need your Sadaqah just as much as we need your Zakat. 


Sadaqah plus Zakat

Your Zakat allows us to provide free treatment to 75% of patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital every year. Without it we wouldn’t be able to save lives. However, to treat cancer patients we need medical equipment, hospital wards, doctors and medicine. These are things we cannot purchase with Zakat.

Transparency and Shariah Compliance:

At IKCA we are very particular about the disbursement of the Zakat funds you entrust to us. That’s why the Zakat we receive is utilised exclusively for providing direct patient care to poor patients. For every other expense, we use Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah.

Charity does not, in any way, decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation [of the people]. (Muslim)

Can you give a little Sadaqah when giving your Zakat?

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Give Sadaqah Jariyah towards our Karachi Hospital

In 1994 Shaukat Khanum Hospital opened its doors in Lahore, giving hope to scores of patients who couldn’t afford cancer treatment. In December 2015 your Sadaqah enabled us to give new hope to patients in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, with the launch of Pakistan’s second cancer hospital. For 25 years we’ve been giving hope of life to Pakistan’s poorest facing cancer. We continue to grow thanks to your trust, confidence and support. Thanks to your donations we can reach people who cannot afford medical aid. We now need your Sadaqah Jariyah to bring hope to Karachi. Find Out More

Sponsorships Available for Dedication

Room/Area Qty. Sponsorship Price Per Room/Area (in GBP)
Founding Donor 3,800
Chemotherapy Beds 40 45,500
Recovery Bed 16 57,000
Inpatient Rooms 169 85,500
Intensive Care Units 19 114,500
Operation Theatres 10 171,500

See our full list of equipment, and find out more about the Karachi Hospital Equipment Appeal.


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How does Giving Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah benefit you?

Sadaqah affords one-off blessings to the giver. An example of Sadaqah might be a donation you give to feed a cancer patient. Sadaqah Jariyah allows you to reap blessings for as long as your charity continues to benefit others. An example of Sadaqah Jariyah might be a donation you give towards building, or furnishing, a hospital with medical equipment to provide sick people with healing for many years. When given on behalf of your loved one, the rewards of Sadaqah Jariyah will reach him/her whether alive or deceased. It eases and blesses the hereafter for those who have passed away.

When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah [ceaseless charity]; a knowledge which [he has passed on and] is beneficial; or a virtuous descendant who prays for him. (Muslim)

Sadaqah is not to be confused with Zakat. Both are forms of charity in Islam but they are not interchangeable. Zakat is a form of worship and is in fact obligatory on every able Muslim. It is a mandatory ‘cleansing’ of one’s wealth and not voluntary charity.

And treat your sick by giving charity… (Al-Bayhaqi)

Sadaqah is voluntary charity. The term stems from the Arabic root word ‘sidq’, meaning ‘sincerity’ and giving Sadaqah is considered a sign of sincere faith. Among its liberal rewards to the giver is Baraka, the increasing of one’s wealth and health. Giving Sadaqah Jariyah can mean reaping rewards up to ten-fold. And if your Sadaqah takes the form of Sadaqah Jariyah, you could reap the blessings of your charity in this life and the hereafter for all the many years it continues to benefit others.

Good works protect from evil fates; charity in secret extinguishes the wrath of the Lord; maintaining family ties increases life span; and every good deed is charity.  (Al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ)

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For more information on the meaning of Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah visit our About Sadaqah page.

Sadaqah Jariyah Ideas

At IKCA we spend Sadaqah Jariyah on hospital construction costs and essential medical equipment. It helps us diagnose, treat and support cancer patients for years to come. Giving Sadaqah Jariyah to a hospital which provides healing is a great way to reap the rewards of your charity for all the thousands of patients your donation benefits, and for all the many years it benefits them.

Guard yourselves against the Fire [of Hell] even if it be only with half a date-fruit (given in charity); and if you cannot afford even that, you should at least say a good word. (Muslim)

For Sadaqah Jariyah ideas at IKCA, visit our Urgent Appeals page. Here we’ve got a list of hospital projects and appeals for vital equipment that you can support.

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