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Does the giver also receive the reward of Esaale Sawaab?

Nasihah (Advice): Gain Rizq through charity


Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports from Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam that Allah Ta’ala has said, “Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.” (Bukhari)




Question and Answer:


  1.   If you give sadaqah in someone else’s name, does the giver of the sadaqah get any reward? Or does the reward go completely to the one in who’s name it was given?


(Question published as received)



  1. Esaale – Thawaab ( conveying of reward ) can be done for the living and the deceased.Both the giver and the person for whom the reward is intended will be rewarded.


Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah (Radiyallahu Anha) narrates that a man came to the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and asked him,

“My mother passed away suddenly and she did not get a chance to make a bequest. I think that if she had a chance, she would have given charity. So if I give charity on her behalf, will she be rewarded and will I also be rewarded?”


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam replied in the affirmative (meaning that both will be rewarded. (Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith #: 2717)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Moosa Salie


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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