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Can a Muslim Family Help Out a Christian Family Financially for the Burial of Their Mother

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Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Question

Can a Muslim family help out a Christian family financially for the burial of their mother?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

It will be permissible to visit a non-Muslim to offer one’s condolences for a family bereavement.[1] It is not permissible to give Zakah to the non-Muslims, however, sadaqah can be given to them to aid in the burial of their mother.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] Ahsanul Fataawa Vol. 4 Pg. 243

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