Shariah Compliance in its true sense is at the heart of everything we do at Sadaqah — Ummah Crowdfunding.

The entire platform is there to ensure participants are primarily engaged in Sadaqah as an act of worship and to seek the pleasure of God. This should be the primary intention for those supporting any campaign or cause. We at Sadaqah — Ummah Crowdfunding have developed everything possible in our capacity to ensure your good deeds and intentions are honored and sanctified.

To ensure our processes, structures and screening is Shariah compliant, we have partnered with Amanah Advisors as our Shariah Advisors to guide us through our operations.

Amanah Advisors have reviewed all our processes and operations, and have issued…


Sadaqah is a virtuous action which is recommended all year round and every moment of one’s life.

However, there are certain moments and times where the giving of Sadaqah is highly recommended and most rewarding. These moments are as follows:

  1. Opportunity to give in secrecy
    Giving Sadaqah in secrecy is a way to secure a spot under the throne of Allah on the Day of Judgement. The Hadith regarding the seven whom Allah will shade on the Day of Judgement enumerates the person who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity. [Sahih al-Bukhari]
  2. When a person is in need If a person is…

Although Sadaqah is more than just monetary payments, the most common form of Sadaqah is monetary payment. At a first glance, Sadaqah and Zakat are both monetary payments and are very similar in nature.


Sadaqah is such a comprehensive and beautiful action that there are several virtues and benefits of giving Sadaqah in the Prophet narrations. In fact, several actions are deemed as Sadaqah in the Hadith.

This is of no surprise as the word Sadaqah stems from the root meaning of honesty and truthfulness. Whichever action testifies to one’s honesty, and in particular one’s internal state of truthfulness in accepting Allah as the One Lord, will be considered as Sadaqah. This article explores five Prophetic narrations on Sadaqah.

“Sadaqah extinguishes sin as a water extinguishes fire.” (Tirmidhi)

This is one of the primary benefits of Sadaqah. The forgiveness of sins as a result of Sadaqah is commonly referred to in the Prophetic narrations. The scholars state that the sins referred to in such narrations are minor sins. The major sins are only forgiven by repentance…


If you were introduced to a one-time investment which guaranteed recurring, compounding 69,900% return - what would you do?

God invites us to this very particular investment through Sadaqah Jariyah. One of the most amazing concepts in Islam is Sadaqah Jariyah. Sadaqah Jariyah is simply a one-time investment with recurring rewards and benefits. It is a one-off charity but with recurring and perpetual reward. It is this type of Sadaqah which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said will continuously benefit a person even after their death. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them,” (Hadith, Muslim).

Therefore…


Every action in Islam has an objective and function that it serves. Salah, Zakat, Fasting and Hajj all serve a purpose in the development of a Muslim at a personal level, for the community at a societal level, and for Islam at a macro-level.

The different forms of giving in Islam all have a purpose. Zakat, Waqf, Udhiyyah, Kaffarah, Fidyah and Sadaqah all serve a purpose. The very fact that these payments have different designations, different rules determining when they become obligatory, different beneficiaries and varying payment guidance, show that they are inherently different and do serve a purpose in the Islamic Social Finance ecosystem. Let us explore what Sadaqah is and its underlying philosophy and purpose.

Ṣadaqah literally means genuineness and sincerity.

The word Sadaqah shares the same Arabic root letters with the word Sadiq. Sadiq mean truthful. Paying Sadaqah is a true…


The Qur’an is guidance for mankind. The Qur’an explains what is beneficial for us in this life and the next.

Among the practices which are emphasized in the Qur’an is prayer and monetary giving through Zakat and Sadaqah. After faith, Salah and Zakat are the next pillars of Islam. The following verses highlight various benefits and virtues of giving Sadaqah in the Qur’an.

The miraculous words of Prophet Isa

“And He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me Prayer and Zakah as long as I remain alive.” (Quran, 19:31)

These words were among the first couple of sentences spoken by Prophet Isa. Prophet Isa was a baby when he uttered these words. A baby speaking is clearly a miracle. But the…


Charitable crowdfunding is a mechanism and vehicle to raise small funds for charitable purposes from a large base of contributors. The innovative element in charitable crowdfunding from traditional giving is the speed, efficiency and reach to millions of people.

Crowdfunding allows people to donate to worthy causes and projects with small sums of money across the world. Similarly, crowdfunding allows campaigners to access a large pool of contributors which are from across the world from one platform.

Charitable crowdfunding is one of the most common forms of crowdfunding. Other forms of crowdfunding include equity-based crowdfunding and debt-based crowdfunding. In equity-based crowdfunding, funders usually acquire a share of a company and seek a profit and return upon exiting the investment in future. In debt-based crowdfunding, funders usually lend funds to a company or project and earn interest on their loan…

Sadaqah - Ummah Crowdfunding

SADAQAH is a muslim crowdfunding platform that aims to connect donors with fundraising campaigns for charitable causes.

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