Answered by Shaykh Salman Younas
Question: Assalam aleykum
My friends and I pledged to build a school via a charity – we have pledged a lot of money with the intention for it to be accepted as sadaqa jariya for our parents. We aim to raise the money via organising various fundraising events such as a fundraising dinner, cake sales etc. We have been told that this will not be accepted as sadaqa jariya as it needs to be from our own money as opposed to raising the money. Is it true?
Answer: assalamu alaykum
Inshallah, the money you raise to build this school with the intention of its reward reaching your parents will count as a form of sadaqa jariya, as it will for those who are donating money to this cause.
[Shaykh] Salman Younas
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman where he spent five years studying Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford and continues his traditional studies with scholars in the United Kingdom.