Is this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) authentic?
“Your charity will not be accepted until you believe, “I need the reward more than the beggar needs the money.”
I have not come across this as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
‘Allamah Zamakhshari (rahimahullah) has cited a similar narration as the statement of Imam Sha’bi (rahimahullah), without a chain of narrators.
(Rabi’ul Abrar Wa Nususul Akhbar, vol. 2 pg. 290)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar