Give your Sadaqah to vulnerable Afghan families

In line with our policies on Islamic Giving, every penny of your donations towards our Sadaqah or Zakat appeals go directly towards supporting communities most in need. Spark ripples of generosity and hope across Afghanistan by donating your Sadaqah today:

What is Sadaqah?

In Islam, Sadaqah refers to a voluntary charitable contribution offered as a means of pleasing Allah. It encompasses various acts of kindness towards others, which do not always involve material possessions or money. Simple acts of kindness or generosity towards others, such as offering a smile or extending a helping hand are also regarded as forms of Sadaqah.

What does Sadaqah mean?

Sadaqah directly translates to “righteousness”. In today's context however, it has taken the greater meaning of “voluntary charity”. 

What are some examples of Sadaqah?

Sadaqah can take many forms. From simply performing an act of kindness to making a monetary donation. Some examples of Sadaqah include:

  • Providing support to someone in need;
  • Helping out your neighbour;
  • Caring for your environment;
  • Complimenting or smiling at others;
  • Teaching others.

In short, there are a whole host of ways to perform these generous charitable acts!

What's the difference between Zakat and Sadaqah?

Sadaqah is a form of voluntary charity that can be performed at any time during the year. Zakat, however, is a compulsory charitable act within the Muslim faith if one meets or exceeds the nisab threshold every year.

Zakat has several stipulations on the types of projects and assistance it can be used for. However, any project that directly benefits others can be funded with Sadaqah donations. Sadaqah donations can also be made as often as you like. 

Why is Sadaqah important to the Muslim faith?

Through this form of giving, Muslims can uplift others in society whilst also becoming bonded through philanthropic acts. Sadaqah also helps strengthen the stability of their communities and redistribute wealth, and creates ripples of kindness, encouraging a steady stream of generosity to flow through the community. 

The act of Sadaqah, charitable giving and supporting others is extremely prevalent across Afghan society. Whilst many do not have much, families and communities often forego crucial food and funds to help those less fortunate than themselves. In the ongoing economic crisis, one employed family member is often supporting up to 20 relatives with their income.

How does Afghanaid use your Sadaqah donation?

All Sadaqah donations made to Afghanaid go directly to projects that support some of Afghanistan's most vulnerable communities. Sadaqah donations can be used to provide urgent assistance such as emergency shelter and household kits to families displaced by climate change and food parcels to those facing food insecurity, as well as longer term support to help families get back on their feet. 

How have your Sadaqah contributions helped those in Afghanistan?

The generosity of our supporters have helped with countless meaningful projects across the country over the past 12 months. Last year, our teams were able to reach over 1.5 million people with assistance, improving access to clean water, helping build resilience against climate change, and creating new opportunities for women facing restrictions to their employment and education. 

Perform your small act of kindness today and create ripples of change and generosity throughout Afghan communities: