Virtue of giving charity anonymously
What is the Ḥadīth regarding giving Ṣadaqah anonymously, something that when you give from the right the left does not know?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
Abu Hurayrah (d. 57/676-7, may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet ﷺ said:
سبعة يظلهم الله في ظله، يوم لا ظل إلا ظله: الإمام العادل، وشاب نشأ في عبادة ربه، ورجل قلبه معلق في المساجد، ورجلان تحابا في الله اجتمعا عليه وتفرقا عليه، ورجل طلبته امرأة ذات منصب وجمال فقال: إني أخاف الله، ورجل تصدق أخفى حتى لا تعلم شماله ما تنفق يمينه، ورجل ذكر الله خاليا ففاضت عيناه
“There are seven whom Allah will shade on a day when there is no shade but His: A just ruler, a young person who grew up in the worship of Allah, a person whose heart is attached to the mosques, two people who love each other for the sake of Allah, they meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah, a man who is tempted by a woman of high status and beauty but he [rejects her and] says , ‘I fear Allah’, a person who gave charity and concealed it such that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given, and a person who remembered Allah in private and his eyes shed tears” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 660).
Allah knows best
18 Rabīʿ al-Thānī 1443 / 23 November 2021
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir