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Showing Off When Giving Charity

Allah Azza wa Jalla has said that there’s a big Riya that happened that big showing off that happens when it comes to even given sadaqa given zakat given Sadaqah, okay, it’s in the Quran surah al-baqarah

الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ثُمَّ لَا يُتْبِعُونَ مَا أَنفَقُوا مَنًّا وَلَا أَذًى ۙ لَّهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
Those who spend their wealth in the cause of Allah and do not follow their charity with reminders of their generosity or hurtful words—they will get their reward from their Lord, and there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve.

You look around that you’ll, you’ll find it. There’s there are many is talking about that what happens is people give and then people want to show that I gave.

So people want to show this to others, either in a masjid they want to they want their name to be mentioned. They want them to be known now Allah azza wa jal has said in the Holy Quran, this is in surah number two and number 271. He has said

إِن تُبْدُوا الصَّدَقَاتِ فَنِعِمَّا هِيَ ۖ وَإِن تُخْفُوهَا وَتُؤْتُوهَا الْفُقَرَاءَ فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۚ وَيُكَفِّرُ عَنكُم مِّن سَيِّئَاتِكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ
To give charity publicly is good, but to give to the poor privately is better for you, and will absolve you of your sins. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.

If you’re going to show others that you’ve given sadaqah it’s a good thing because you can encourage others to give. so when you show others what you have given or what you’re giving, to encourage others that’s fine.

But then Allah says you hide it and you give it to the poor people, better for you better for you to hide it.

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