Giving Zakat to Non-Muslims

By Mufti Shafiq Jakhura and Mufti M.D. Mangera
Posted: 22 Muharram 1433, 18 December 2011

Q.Can we give zakat or fitra to non-Muslims who are needy?

A.Obligatory charities such as zakat and fitra should only be given to eligible Muslim recipients. One could give voluntary charities to non-Muslims.
And Allah Knows Best.