[Q-ID0646] Should we give money to those who beg for money?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Can we give money to beggars in the alleyways and streets?

Questioner: Brother from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

If the people begging are deserving of it, then there is no problem in giving, however it is prohibited to beg for a living, because this is inciting sin, and Allāh Almighty has prohibited this.

Just as Allāh Almighty states in the Holy Qur’ān,

وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوۡا عَلَی الۡاِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوٰنِ

{and do not help one another in sin and injustice}

[al Maidah : 2]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali

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