Imaam Ghazali Rahmatullah alaihe has written,
"Where publicity is the aim, the deed becomes useless",
the reason being that obligatory Zakaat has been ordered to reduce the love of wealth.
Usually the love for status is stronger than the love for wealth. Both will be the cause of ruination in the ‘Akhirah’.
Miserliness will appear in the grave as a huge scorpion, while love of status and hypocrisy will assail the dead man
in the form of a python"