Al-Mu'allafatu Qulubuhum

Q 15: Is it permissible to give Zakah (obligatory charity) to Al-Mu'allafatu Qulubuhum (those whose hearts are inclined to Islam)? Who exactly are they?

A: It is permissible to give Zakah to Al-Mu'allafatu Qulubuhum as stated in the Qur'an. They are the leading figures who are followed by their people, (Part No. 10; Page No. 28) and it is hoped that they will profess Islam or have their Iman strengthened if they are already Muslims or that they may guide their peers to Islam. Also, they may be given Zakah to avert their harm.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.