I recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne and before getting my first pay earned in Melbourne into my account I decided to give a part of my first earning as charity
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
In one of your recent answers, u said the following.
Those non-muslims who have no enmity with the believers, there is absolutely no harm in keeping good relations with them, being kind to them, helping them in humanity, and dealing with them in justice.
Now, here is my question...
I recently moved from
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Charity to non muslim
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Islam absolutely encourages the believers to help and be kind and just with our non-muslim brethren for they are indeed our brothers and sisters in humanity. Helping or giving charity to another human being, regardless of whether he is a believer or a disbeliever, is an extremely meritorious deed in the Sight of Allah Subhanah; and if the deed was done with the intention to seek the Pleasure and Good Will of the Lord Most High, they will have their reward from the Lord Most Gracious on an Inevitable Day.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 47:
47 We shall set up Scales of Justice for the Day of Judgment so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (a deed no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account.
There are several examples in the authentic traditions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) whereby he encouraged the believers to give charity (Sadaqah) to their fellow human beings in need, regardless of whether they were believers or disbelievers.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6466 Narrated by
Some disbelieving desert Arabs clad in woolen clothes came to Allah's Messenger (saws). He (saws) saw them in a sad plight as they had been hard pressed by need. The Prophet (saws) exhorted the believers to give charity, but they showed some reluctance until (signs of) anger could be seen on his face. Then someone from the Ansar came with a purse containing silver. Then came another person and then other people followed them in succession until signs of happiness could be seen on his (sacred) face. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘He who introduced some good practice in Islam , which was followed after him (by people), will be assured of a reward like those who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who introduced some evil practice in Islam, which was followed subsequently (by others), he will be required to bear the burden like that of those who followed this (evil practice) without theirs being diminished in any respect.’
Your Question: So plz let me know if helping such non-muslims has any respect in the sight of Allah s.w.t.
Beloved brother in Islam, helping and giving charity to a non-muslim is absolutely encouraged in Islam and such a deed will earn its doer a tremendous reward from their Lord Creator on the Day of Judgment.
Leave alone earning rewards from Allah for helping and giving charity to a fellow human being, the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers to be kind and help even the animate creatures of Allah Subhanah….for they too are a creation of Allah and if one helps them for the sake of Allah, they will have a reward for their kindness and mercy even towards the animals in the Majestic Presence of their Lord Most High.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said:
"While a man was walking along a road, he became very thirsty and found a
well. He lowered himself into the well, drank, and came out. Then [he saw] a
dog protruding its tongue out with thirst. The man said: 'This dog has become
exhausted from thirst in the same way as
Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,