Concealing the identity of the one giving charity

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.4, Question No.57

Question: Is it permissible for me to lie to the one I give charity to, by saying this charity is not from me, but from someone else?

Response: [No, just] say this is from someone; don’t say [from] someone else, just [say] someone. He himself will understand it is from someone else, and you haven’t [had to] lie to him.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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