Giving zakaat to non-Muslims

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can Zakaat be given to non-muslims?


A: No.

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

(ولا) تدفع (إلى ذمي) لحديث معاذ

قال الشامي: قوله ( لحديث معاذ ) أي المار عند قوله ومكاتب إذ لا خلاف أن الضمير في أغنيائهم يرجع للمسلمين فكذا في فقرائهم معراج  (در المختار 2/344-350)

Answered by:

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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