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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

The left hand shouldn’t know what the right hand is doing and that is charity

By S.H.Moulana

The left hand shouldn’t know what the right hand is doing. There is wisdom in this advice.

It is meant to encourage people to show discretion when performing a good deed such as charity.

In Islam, the act of charity is highly encouraged.

There are however two very different ways to go about it; you can either give charity publicly or you can give it discretely.

Your return on your deed will be based on your intention, if you needed only publicity and that is what will be your final return on your action.

The secrecy carries more rewards, because the intention was purely rendering assistance to the needy only sans any sort of publicity.

In some situations, we know, public display of charitable donations is preferred because it encourages others to follow suit.

The act of charity is deemed to be one of the most favorable acts in Islam. Allah (SWT) and his Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) mentioned time and time again that the act of charity is great, and should be performed on a regular basis.

There are several Hadith on the importance of charity as well as verses in Quran that clearly tell us giving charity is a righteous and great act in the eyes of Allah (SWT). It is said that charity will even change your destined fate and save you from any disaster on your way.

The unfortunate incident which took place at Maligawatte could have been easily avoided if the organizers had done a house to house distribution with not much publicity.

Any way it is also our duty to obey the rules and regulations of the country and very especially at a time a curfew is in place to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

With the permit they obtained they could have distributed the financial aid house to house without assembling hundreds of them to a place hardly enough for the purpose.

We appreciate the good deed but not the way it was done.

Three innocent lives were lost in stampede and many warded with injuries. Our final appeal to the social media and few news media is not to make use of it for any hate campaign against the minority community. Thank you. May sanity prevail!

Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Stay Informed, But Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands.

- Asian Tribune -

The left hand shouldn’t know what the right hand is doing and that is charity
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