Goodness is the most important of all virtues because, without goodness, all other virtues would not make much of sense, it is their primary cause and ultimate purpose. Goodness is engrained in human nature; it is a fulfilling sense of satisfaction by doing good deeds towards our surroundings. The religion of Islam emphasises on the importance of doing good and calls it by the name Sadaqah (The word Sadaqah derives from the Arabic root word “Sidq” which translates to “Truth”). Allah SWT says in the Holy Quran “…. And whoever volunteers good – then indeed, Allah is appreciative and Knowing.” [Quran, 2: 158]]
Sadaqah is the ultimate form of kindness towards those most vulnerable; it is all about unconditional giving, social compassion, and endless love. Join Qatar Charity’s family and give your Sadaqah to ease the pain of hundreds of people and alleviate them from poverty.
Sadaqah comes in many forms as every good deed is deemed as Sadaqah, it encompasses every aspect of our daily life, be it social, personal, or financial. There are more than 17 types of Sadaqah in Islam starting with a smile to a neighbour and removing harmful objects from the passageway to assisting a person with a visual impairment or simply help others regardless of the mean. Sadaqah Jaryah is another form of Sadaqah; it is an ongoing charity that continues to help those in need on the long run. It is a broader charitable concept that stands equivalent to modern sustainable development, as it advocates the right to access basic needs such as education, healthcare, food, clean water, child and orphan care. Ongoing charity can also be in the form of donations to build mosques, Quran centres and orphanages, and to fund relief campaigns in countries afflicted with conflicts such as Yemen, Syria, and Iraq.