Zakat to non-muslims. : LUSENET : Zakbt : One Thread

Can zakat be given to a non-Muslim? If yes under what conditions? I shall be thankful if you could please provide me the refereces from Quran or Hadith as I have to convince a group of my muslim friends who insist for reference whether the answer is YES or No. in both cases. Your reply will be very useful to clarify the doubts in their minds. Jazakallah Khair.

-- KHALID RASHAD KHAN (, March 07, 2004


It says, "Mas’alah 8-It is not permissible to give Zakaat to a non- believer. It should be given to Muslims only. But other charity, besides Zakaat, Ushr, Sadqa-e-Fitr and Kaffaarah (recompensation money), is permissible to be given to non-believers. "

-- cc (, May 05, 2004.

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