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
- Is the money given to non-Muslims to help them or as charity regarded as sadaqah? Or, should we give it to others?
- Can fitrah and zakah be given to non-Muslims?
- What is Sadaqah al-Fitr (Fitrah)?
- What are the frequently asked questions about zakat and fitrah and their answers?
- How is Zakah Paid?
- To whom is zakah given? Can we deduct the things that we give as gifts from the amount of zakah?
- 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?
- What is zakah (alms)? What is the importance of zakah for the person who gives and who receives it?
- What is the importance of zakah (alms) in terms of the community?
- What should economic systems, principles and basic rules be like according to Islam?