Can we give zakat or fitra to non-Muslims who are needy?
Asked by DNA, 01 Nov '12 09:20 pm
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The Fiqh books say that you cannot, but this opinion is not true. Because one of the eight groups that can receive Zakat is called Muallafatul Quloob; meaning those, whose hearts to be warmed to Islam (See Surah At-Tawbah, Verse: 60). It is obvious that these people would not be Muslims. In fact, all of the other seven groups also do not have a condition to be Muslims. It is clear from the verses and hadiths that non-Muslims can receive Zakat. But of course, giving Zakat to Muslims is preferred.
Source: google searchAnswered by anil garg, 01 Nov '12 10:27 pm
It can be given to some category of non Muslims also.Answered by truth exposed, 01 Nov '12 11:27 pm
I dont see any harm the holy book talks about zakat but never mentioned that it cannot be given to non beleiversAnswered by rajan, 01 Nov '12 09:33 pm
Call-up the messanger for adviceAnswered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 01 Nov '12 09:21 pm
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