Benefits of Sadaqah, Its Meaning and Types
There are many benefits of Sadaqah that Muslims aim toward. But before discovering these benefits, let us explore the meaning of Sadaqah and its types, in addition to how to donate through Tkiyet Um Ali and much more.
Sadaqah Meaning and Its Types
Sadaqah, also known as charity, is whatever the Muslim donates to poor people and those in need, these donations can be in cash, clothings, or food. Sadaqah is carried out in the aims of getting closer to Allah, and it is one of the good deeds in Islam.
Muslims giving Sadaqah may choose to do it through varying ways, and feeding the poor is one of the best ways to do so, 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr reported that a man said, "Messenger of Allah, which aspect of Islam is best?" He replied, "Feeding people and greeting those you know and those you do not know." But that doesn’t mean that Muslims shouldn’t participate in other forms of giving Sadaqah such as providing water for no exchange in public places, building mosques and schools, and Kafalah of orphans.
“By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc., it means here Allah's Reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend (in Allah's Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allah knows it well.” Quran 3:92, Surah Aali 'Imran, Ayah 92.
As for providing food, this can be done through charities and organizations dedicated to giving food for those in need like Tkiyet Um Ali.
Benefits of Sadaqah for Society
The following are the benefits of giving charity in Islam in terms of society:
- It helps solve the issue of poverty in society.
- It achieves kindness, mercy and solidarity among members of the same society.
- It encourages people to be united.
So, if you want to give Sadaqah for the poor and those in need to benefit the entire society, all you need to do is donate through Tkiyet Um Ali.
What Is Tkiyet Um Ali?
Tkiyet Um Ali is the first non-governmental organization in the Arab world that provides sustainable food aid for those in need in Jordan. It does so by its many feeding programs that receive support by constant donations, Zakat Al-Fiter and Adahi.
One of those programs is the Sustainable Food Aid Program that includes monthly food aid parcels. Tkiyet Um Ali also keeps the meat of Adahi in its refrigerators so it distributes these meats for families in need all year round. In addition, the Wayfarer Program is dedicated to providing 400 hot meals daily for the needy.
The work of Tkiyet Um Ali stems from its belief in the big, important role that donations play in meeting the basic needs of families when they are faced with difficult circumstances preventing them from doing so themselves.
“Hand in hand, we can make a difference in the lives of our Jordanian brothers and sisters, as we strive to reach our goal of a hunger-free Jordan. While Tkiyet Um Ali’s interventions will continue adapting to upcoming challenges each year brings, we also have ambitious goals which are founded on our past achievements and strengths acquired over the past years” - Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Hussein.
But, how to donate through Tkiyet Um Ali?
How to Donate Through Tkiyet Um Ali?
To enable all interested donors to donate through Tkiyet Um Ali, whether they are in Jordan or abroad, the organization offers many different means of donation, directly in cash or online as follows:
- Our website.
- The mobile application for Android and Apple phones.
- eFAWATEERcom service.
- Bank transfers and deductions.
- Fundraising donation boxes.
- The call center.
- Tkiyet Um Ali’s headquarters.
- Tkiyet Um Ali’s booths at malls and commercial centers.
- Smart Link Service.
Distribution of the Donations Collected
There are many ways to distribute the donations that reach Tkiyet Um Ali, as it supports the needy through feeding programs, monthly food parcels, food parcels for families of school students, and families’ sponsorships, with the aim of eliminating hunger throughout Jordan.
The following families are accredited by Tkiyet Um Ali:
- Families with a net per capita income of 14 dinars or less.
- Families that don't have any kind of property.
- The age of non-working individuals shall not exceed 18 years unless they are still in school.
Most of the family members that meet the conditions and criteria for accreditation are children, orphans, the elderly, people with special needs, people with incurable and chronic diseases, in addition to divorced women, widows, and those unable to work.
Donate through Tkiyet Um Ali to help these families for a country free of hunger.