What will be your legacy and ongoing sadaqah once you have gone?
Your legacy can be left behind in more ways than just your children or your lifetime’s work. You can continue to grow a catalogue of good deeds beyond the grave by leaving a portion of your inheritance to benevolent projects.
We are reminded about death in the Holy Qur’an, and the importance of creating a Will. Writing a Will is an important religious duty, as it makes sure your wealth is distributed in accordance with our faith. It also gives you the chance to distribute up to a third of your inheritance in a way that you wish, including giving it towards something that grows to benefit others and yourself.
The Holy Qur’an [3:185] says ‘and verily you will be paid in full your reward on the Resurrection Day’. It is on this day that we believe our good rewards will be awarded to us.
Through leaving a portion of your inheritance, you will be supporting beneficial work and saving lives as well as obtaining consequential good deeds, so even after death, you’ll continue to receive the fruits of the seeds you’ve planted.