What is Sadaqah Jariyah?
"Spending charity does not decrease wealth"
Sadaqah Jariyah means "continuous charity", and one of the only three deeds that continue rewarding us even after we've passed away. It is like an investment which pays its dividends after we pass away. An example is helping to set up an orphanage or school which will not only give us benefits in this life, but will also be what you can consider a golden stream of income in deeds long after we have passed away. The many people that will benefit from what may be what you consider a small contribution, if your intention is right, could surprise you on the day of judgment with the good deeds amassed from the dua and benefit you have helped bring to others.
“Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have accounted for in a clear register.” (Qur’an, 36:12)