Assisting beggars

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Q: What are we supposed to do with the beggers around the street and market from which most of them are physically normal and mentally stable while other are handicapped or old. Should we help them by giving them money or not?


A: If you feel that they are needy and have not made begging a profession, then you may help them.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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