Thu 1 Saf 1435 - 5 December 2013
Can we feed non-Muslims when offering fidyah for not fasting?
There is a sick person who has to feed poor people (because he cannot fast). Is it permissible for him to give this food to non-Mulsims because he is living in a non-Muslim country?.
Praise be to Allaah.
If the person is in a non-Muslim country and he is obliged to
feed poor people, then if there are any Muslim people in that country who
are entitled to be given food, he should feed them. Otherwise he may send it
to any Muslim country where the people are in need of this food. And Allaah
knows best. End quote.
Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, Fataawa al-Siyaam, (112).