Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 3 years ago
  1. Yes it is very good to give charity on behalf of a living person with out informing them. In fact, it will be much better than informing them, because when it is done secretly for the sake of Allah, Allah will reward you more because there is no intention to gain praise from the person you did the good deed on his behalf.
  2. No need to take their name, but only to know in your heart that you are giving the charity on behalf of him for the sake of Allah.  Wassalam.