Sadaqah (Charity)

The above lessons are based upon the lesson plan below.

Sample Sadaqah Lesson Plan

Lesson 1: What is Sadaqa?

a. The word Sadaqa comes from the word Sidq (the truth)
b. Every act of goodness is Sadaqah (Muslim #2197)

  • "Every good act is sadaqah." worksheets (Arabic and English versions)

Memorize this hadith in English and/or Arabic. 

Lesson 2: What types of things are Sadaqa?

a. Dates (Muslim #2211, 2215)
b. Good words (Muslim #2218)
c. Small things (Muslim #2247)
d. Money, clothes, food—Muslim #2219 (could make this hadith a reading story??)

e. A smile (At-Tirmidhee)
  • Kind Words Sensory Activity
  •  (only page 3 and 4; page 3 is a printout of jigsaw puzzle in the shape of a heart with good words written on it; page 4 is a blank heart.
  •  - great idea. Gives kids great ideas for kind acts they can do. School and home versions. (
  •  (downloadable printable)
  • Sadaqah from A to Z - come up with different ways to give sadaqah starting with each letter of the alphabet!

Make a poster of some actions things that are good deeds.

Lesson 3: Why should we give Sadaqa?

a. Rewards (e.g. 57:18); compete in giving sadaqa: 5:48),
b. We are encourage to give sadaqa: Muslim 2174, could make this hadith a reading story??); 2178 (encouraged to give sadaqa)
c. He who spends, he who withholds (reward vs. penalty, Muslim #2205-2210)
d. Protection from hellfire (Muslim #2215)

Make a poster of why we should give sadaqa. What are the benefits?

Lesson 4: To whom should we give Sadaqa to?

a. family (Muslim #2180-2182; 2183, 2185-2195)
b. to the poor, the non-Muslim, the traveler, the one in debt (9:60)
c. even to those who are undeserving (Muslim #2230)

Lesson 5:  When should we give sadaqa?

a. Zakatul(sadaqa) Fitr must be given at a certain time(Muslim #2159)
b. In good times and in bad times (Muslim #2250)

Lesson 7: How should we give sadaqa?

a. Without causing damage to ourselves, our family
b. Without reminders or insult or injury (2:264)
c. Concealing (not showing off) 2:270, 2:274
d. give two of a thing (Muslim #2239)

Lesson 7: How should we receive sadaqa?

Whether you (mankind) disclose (by good words of thanks) a good deed (done to you in the form of a favour by someone), or conceal it, or pardon an evil, verily Allah is Ever Oft­Pardoning, All ­Powerful.

Lesson 8: What is Sadaqah Jariyah?

Coloring pages of people performing sadaqah

Make a sadaqa jar/box/area at home

Help out in the community (masjid)

Design a and implement a community service program or service opportunity

Ramadan Charity Game - Sadaqah! Sadaqah! from A Muslim Child is Born!

Sadaqah Box Activity from Umm Abdul's Creative Corner for PreK.

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