Is it permissible to help the poor people regardless of their religion and race?
Submitted by on Fri, 14/08/2009 - 19:10
Dear Brother / Sister,
a. Sadaka can be given to any person regardless of his/her religion and race. So it is permissible to feed the poor non-Muslims in order to make their hearts reconcile with Islam. For more information about this subject please click on the link given below.
b. There is no any limit. You can feed as many people as you want for 60 days.
Questions on Islam
- Can sadaqah, zakah, fitrah be given to poor non-Muslims?
- Can fitrah and zakah be given to non-Muslims?
- To whom is zakah given? Can we deduct the things that we give as gifts from the amount of zakah?
- How is Zakah Paid?
- Is the money given to non-Muslims to help them or as charity regarded as sadaqah? Or, should we give it to others?
- Can I give zakah in advance before a year is completed?
- 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 the wisdom behind the fact that zakah is mentioned after prayer in the Quran?
- When is zakah paid? Will you give detailed information about when to give zakah?
- What is the importance of zakah (alms) in terms of the community?