Search My Blog

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Open Sadaqah is greater or hidden Sadaqah?

Which is better, open Sadaqah or hidden Sadaqah? Allah
states in Surah Al-Baqarah:

"If you give charity openly, what an excellent deed it is! And if you secretly give it to the poor, it is the best for you; and in it some of your sins will reduce; and Allah is Aware of your deeds."

Sayyiduna Muhiyy-us-Sunnah, Abu Muhammad Husayn Bin Mas’ood Baghawi  (passed away in 510 Hijri) has said in Tafseer Baghawi: 

Whether Sadaqah is obligatory or Nafl when given with sincerity and is free from showing-off then irrespective of whether given openly or secretly, both are preferable. But giving obligatory Sadaqah openly and giving Nafl Sadaqah secretly is Afdal (most preferable) and if one who gives Nafl Sadaqah openly in order to persuade others then this is also preferable. 

No comments:

Post a Comment