An individual gives sadaqah in order that the person makes du’a for him? | Shaykh Uthaymeen rahimahullah

Ash- Shaykh al- Uthaymeen was asked the following question,

سؤال: يتصدق إنسان من أجل أن يدعو له هذا الإنسان.

The Question: An individual gives sadaqah in order that the person makes du’a for him?

الشيخ: حتى هذا أيضًا نقص في الإخلاص،

The Answer: “Even this is still a form of deficiency in one’s ikhlaas

قال الأبرار: ﴿إِنَّمَا نُطْعِمُكُمْ لِوَجْهِ اللَّهِ لا نُرِيدُ مِنْكُمْ جَزَاءً وَلا شُكُوراً﴾ [الإنسان:9] 

The pious have said “We only feed you for Allah’s sake; we desire from you neither reward nor thanks) 76:9

والدعاء من الجزاء؛ لقول النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: ((من صنع إليكم معروفًا فكافئوه، فإن لم تجدوا ما تكافئوه فادعوا له)).

While dua is from the ways of recompensing (someone), due to the statement of The Prophet, alayhi salaatu was-salaam,”whoever does a favor for you then reward him, and if you cannot, make dua for him”

ولا شك أن هناك فرقًا بين الإنسان يعطي لله -عزَّ وجلَّ- يريد التقرب إلى الله -عز وجل-، وبين إنسان يقول: أعطيه من أجل أن يدعو لي. فرقٌ بعيد.

And with no doubt there is a difference between a person who gives for Allah sake, whereas he intends to get closer to Allah azza wajal, and between a person who says I shall give him so that he can make du’a for me, there is a big difference”

لقاء الباب المفتوح (اللقاء: 84 / السؤال: 6)

Liqaa al-Baabil al-Maftooh (84/ 6).

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