Payment Of Sadaqatul-Fitr To A Non Muslim

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh / Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Q. “Can the Sadaqatul-fitr be paid to a needy non-Muslim?”
(XYZ Karachi)

A. According to Imam Abu Hanifah, the Sadaqatul-fitr can be paid to a needy non-Muslim resident in an Islamic country if he does not own the nisab (a surplus amount equivalent to the value of 52.5 totals of silver).

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