Can sadaqah, zakah, fitrah be given to poor non-Muslims?
Submitted by on Fri, 06/01/2017 - 11:50
Dear Brother / Sister,
As it is known, one of the groups zakah can be given to is “those whose hearts are to be reconciled with Islam". Therefore, if it is permissible to give zakah to some people, it is also permissible to give them sadaqah. Thus, they will warm toward Islam or will be prevented from harming Muslims. However, they should not use this sadaqah against Muslims; they should use it to meet their needs.
Questions on Islam
- Can fitrah and zakah be given to non-Muslims?
- Is the money given to non-Muslims to help them or as charity regarded as sadaqah? Or, should we give it to others?
- What is Sadaqah al-Fitr (Fitrah)?
- Is it permissible to help the poor people regardless of their religion and race?
- How is Zakah Paid?
- What are the frequently asked questions about zakat and fitrah and their answers?
- To whom is zakah given? Can we deduct the things that we give as gifts from the amount of zakah?
- Can sadqah money be given to non-muslims?
- What are the criteria for social intercourse with non-Muslims? Is it permissible to be business partners with them?
- To whom is zakah given? What are the people and places that zakah can be given? Is it appropriate to give zakah to associations, charity organizations, Quran schools, students and student hostels?