Is it ok to lie and say that I did not give any zakaat?

DWQA QuestionsCategory: zakaatIs it ok to lie and say that I did not give any zakaat?
admin Staff asked 8 months ago

In Quran, Allah says to keep it secret when we give zakaat since we are supposed to spend only for His pleasure. When people ask me how much zakaat I gave, is it ok to lie and say that I did not give any zakaat?

1 Answers
admin Staff answered 8 months ago

Exceptionally, it is good to say, when you know this would encourage others to give. Else other times, keep it secret.