Not entertaining drug addicts

Q: If a drug addict live with us and he steals our things and just make life so difficult for us, is it wrong of me to not give that person food? We used to give before, for years we just looked pass it but now I stopped and I feel so bad about it. Will Allah be displeased with me if I don’t want to give anymore? If drug addicts ask for food is it also wrong to refuse them after we know that they spend their money on drugs and depend on the community to help them with food. I love to give and used to give anyone that came at my door but the drug addicts are persistent.


A: If his ways are not right and you fear harm from his side, then it is permissible for you not to entertain him.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)