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Giving charity to people of other faiths

Question

Is this narration considered authentic?

تصدقوا على أهل الأديان

 

Answer

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)

 

Translation 

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.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar