Ref. No. 1157

it is allowed to give zakat amount to non muslims or christians? tayyab
asked Jun 21, 2015 in Zakat / Charity / Aid by abubakr

1 Answer

Ref. No. 1214 Alif

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as it follows:

The Zakat (obligatory charity) can be paid only to the poor Muslims. It cannot be given to non Muslims or Christians. If one did so it will not relieve him of the obligation. Nevertheless, if a non Muslim or a Christian is in a dire need, one should help him by giving Sadaqa (voluntary charity).

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

answered Jun 23, 2015 by Darul Ifta