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Is it allowed to give zakat amount to non muslims or christians?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
Ref. No. 1157

it is allowed to give zakat amount to non muslims or christians? tayyab


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

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