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?
JonSnow Staff asked 3 years 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
JonSnow Staff answered 3 years ago

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