Questions About Zakat Mal and Zakat fitrah (al-fitr)

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1. Distribute charity to non-Muslims

Tanya:
Want to ask, can alms given to the poor and needy non-Muslims?

Answer:

Zakat fitrah and zakat mal may only be distributed to Muslims only. Must not be distributed to non-Muslims (infidels). (Abdul Qadim Zalum, Al-Amwal fi Al-Khilafah Daula, p. 94; Wahbah Az-Zuhaili, Al-Fiqh Al-Islami wa Adillatuhu, 2/883).

‘Argument does not usually give alms to non-Muslims, are the words of the Prophet to Muadz bin Jabal RA who were sent by the Prophet to Yemen:

 

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