MISSION & HISTORY.
Sadaqah Project is a community-run organisation based in London, U.K. (The meaning of Sadaqah is an act of charity that is voluntary and ongoing benefiting others).
As a "not for profit" community-based organisation, the Sadaqah Project work at a local level to improve the lives of the most vulnerable elderly citizens in our societies.
At Sadaqah Project, we will strive to implement the principle of transparency in all the work that we do and will facilitate the building of mutual trust among donors and partners as well as enhance cooperation with other community organisations.
We are responsible for the decisions that we make and the actions we take. We will be accountable to our donors by conforming to robust financial management and giving every opportunity to our donors to evaluate our performance.
Our accountability will ensure a strong reputation for our organisation.
In addition to our UK-based community services, we also have several projects internationally, please see our overseas projects page for more information.
1. “The relief of those in need, by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, both nationally and in developing countries by providing medical aid and specialist equipment."
2. The prevention or relief of poverty in developing countries by providing: grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty.”
3. “To advance the Islamic religion in prisons, immigration and detention services across England to enable Muslim offenders to observe the obligatory acts of the Islamic faith through distribution of the Holy book, prayer mats & beads and hygiene tools”.
WHAT IS SADAQAH & ZAKAT?
Sadaqah is charity given voluntarily in order to please God. Sadaqah also describes a voluntary charitable act towards others, whether through generosity, love, compassion or faith. These acts are not necessarily physical or monetary. Simple good deeds such as a smile, or a helping hand, are seen as acts of Sadaqah.
What do you say when giving Sadaqah?
Say: Whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for wayfarers. And whatever ye do that is good, -Allah knoweth it well. Kind words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by injury. Allah is free of all wants, and He is Most-Forbearing.
One of the five pillars of Islam is Zakat, an act of worship. Zakah is a religious obligation that purifies our provisions and distributes surplus wealth to those who need it. It is essentially a purification.
Who should pay Zakat?
Every Muslim who has reached puberty is sane and has more than the minimum amount of wealth for one year is required to give zakat.
Calculating your Zakat:
£ value of your (Gold /Sliver) + £ (Currency) + £ (Business stock) = Total wealth minus debt divide by 40 = £ (Zakat due)