Nine ways to Upgrade your Sadaqah

Want to give Sadaqah this Ramadan? You can do even better by turning your Sadaqah into Sadaqah Jariyah donations which will provide ongoing rewards for you.

Sadaqah Jariyah is different from Sadaqah in that it allows the giver to reap the blessings of their charity, in this life and the hereafter, for as long as others continue to benefit. Shaukat Khanum Hospital was built with the Sadaqah Jariyah of Imran Khan and the many generous people who united to make free cancer care in Pakistan a reality. Over two and a half decades later, thousands of Pakistan’s poorest are still finding healing at our hospitals. Can you imagine the rewards and prayers our donors continue to receive?

The Prophet ﷺ said: 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)

Here are nine Sadaqah Jariyah options that will multiply the benefits of your gift to others, and multiply your rewards for years to come:


We’re building a third cancer hospital in Karachi. Because for poor people in the Sindh province, making the journey to our hospital in Lahore is a long, expensive and difficult process. This often means that many patients who eventually reach us from that region have lost valuable time. And when treating cancer, time means everything. The bricks you donate to the Karachi hospital construction will allow us to provide healing for poor, cancer patients for decades and decades to come.

£100 – AMBU BAG

Otherwise known as a bag valve mask (BVM), an ambu bag is a hand held medical device used to deliver positive pressure ventilation to patients who are not breathing sufficiently or effectively. These don’t have a shelf life, though manufacturers recommend replacing them every five years. That’s five years or more of rewards for every life your ambu bag saves.


Medical refrigerators are one of the most important pieces of equipments in any lab. These appliances are used to store biological material like fluids and other substances, and maintain them at a controlled temperature. They are vital in the diagnoses and treatment of thousands of cancer patients which seek healing at Shaukat Khanum Hospitals every year.


Our new hospital in Karachi will be constructed at a cost of £35 million, and at one million square feet, will be twice the size of our hospital in Lahore. The bricks you donate to the Karachi hospital construction will allow us to provide healing for thousands of poor patients for decades.


Lead aprons help reduce a patient’s exposure to diagnostic x-rays. During medical imaging that uses x-rays, these aprons help us protect a patient’s vital organs when potentially exposed to ionizing radiation. The lifespan of a lead apron is an estimated 10 years. Your Sadaqah Jariyah will protect scores of patients receiving treatment, furnishing you with the blessings of helping each of them for the many years that it is used.


Vital to endoscopic procedures or operations, this instrument is used to apply surgical clips to tissue. They are designed to deliver superior retention and efficient ligation, with minimal vessel damage. Imagine all the patients that will undergo a successful endoscopic surgeries and/or procedures, thanks to the clip applier you donate.


Also known as a syringe driver, this is a small infusion pump. It allows us to administer small amounts of fluids to patients through continuous, intravenous infusion. With a maximum volume of 50 ml, syringe pumps are used to administer medications that have very small hourly volumes. They are used for hundreds of patients receiving care at Shaukat Khanum Hospital each yer.


This medical device is used for chemotherapy. It delivers fluids, such as nutrients and medication, into a patient’s body in controlled amounts. These machines have a life expectancy of 7-10 years. So your single donation will not only reap the blessings of being multiplied ten-fold in the month of Ramadan, but it will continue to do so with each patient treated over its operational life.


Become a founding donor of the cancer hospital we are building in Karachi, and enable thousands of needy patients to receive lifesaving medical care for decades to come. The new hospital will have forty-seven outpatient examination rooms, a sixty-nine bed chemotherapy facility, two-hundred-and-eighty-eight inpatient beds, sixteen operation theatres, and twenty-four intensive care beds all equipped with the latest technology, including state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities and latest in treatment planning and delivery systems. Every donation will be honoured with a dedication plaque that bears the donor’s name.

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

Sadaqah Jariyah FAQs

Can you give on behalf of the deceased?

Sadaqah Jariyah can even be given on behalf of a loved one, living or deceased. So the ongoing rewards of the Sadaqah Jariyah you give here will reach loved ones who have passed away, furnishing their hereafter with blessings and ease:

Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah asked the Prophet ﷺ, “O Messenger of Allah, 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.” (Bukhari)

What does IKCA use my Sadaqah Jariyah for?

When you give Sadaqah Jariyah to Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA), we use it to run our hospitals and purchase essential medical equipment. This helps us diagnose, treat and support cancer patients over many years to come. So a single Sadaqah Jariyah donation this Ramadan will allow you to multiply the blessings of your good deeds by tenfold at the minimum!

How does giving Sadaqah vary from giving Sadaqah Jariyah?

While Sadaqah affords you one-off blessings for your charity, Sadaqah Jariyah allows you to reap blessings on an ongoing basis. An example of Sadaqah might be a donation you give to feed a cancer patient. Sadaqah Jariyah on the other hand is when you give towards building or furnishing a hospital with medical equipment, which will continue to provide healing to many sick people over many years. That means you continue to receive rewards for your Sadaqah Jariyah for as long as people benefit from your donation.

Why should I give my Sadaqah Jariyah to a cancer charity?

The Sadaqah Jariyah you give is vital to the work we do. It has allowed us to build two cancer hospitals in Lahore and Peshawar. Now we’re building a third cancer hospital in Karachi, again with Sadaqah Jariyah given by donors worldwide. We still have many sponsorships available for dedication, ranging from ‘Founding Donor’ sponsorships at £2,500 to ‘Intensive Care Units’ at £15,000. For a list of Sadaqah Jariyah donation options available, visit our Karachi Hospital Project page.

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Find out more about Sadaqah Jariyah, why we need it and how we spend it here. For more information on the meaning of Sadaqah visit our About Sadaqah page.

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