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Seven forms of Sadaqah Jariyah (perpetual reward)

Question

What is the authenticity if this narration:

Sayyiduna Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“There are seven such actions that a servant carries out, the reward of which will continue to be written for him in his grave after his demise;

1) the one who had imparted some knowledge, or

2) dug a canal

3) dug a well

4) planted a tree

5) built a masjid

6) left a Quran in inheritance

7) left behind a child who seeks forgiveness on his behalf after his demise.”

 

Answer

This Hadith is suitable to quote and is declared as sound (hasan) because of its many supports.

Refer Targhib, vol.1 pg.96, vol.2 pg.72, Al-Mudawi, Hadith: 1967 and As-Sirajul Munir, vol.2 pg.337.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar