Giving charity to people of other faiths

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Is this narration considered authentic?

تصدقوا على أهل الأديان



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sa’id ibn Jubayr (rahimahullah) –mursalan-.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 10499)


Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has declared the chain sound (مرسل باسناد حسن).

(Footnotes on Musannaf, Hadith: 10499. Also see: Ad Dirayah of Hafiz Ibn Hajar, vol. 2 pg. 45/46, Hadith: 480)



Sa’id ibn Jubayr (rahimahullah) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Give charity to people of [all] faiths.”


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.