A person has to offer a Kaffarah (expiation) for breaking an oath, which is feeding or clothing ten poor people or fasting, but all the poor people he knows do not perform Salah (Prayer). Is it permissible to pay it to them? What should he do?
It is obligatory on the Muslim to pay the Kaffarah of breaking an oath to poor Muslim people. (Part No. 23; Page No. 17) It is not permissible to pay it to a person who does not perform Salah, because whoever abandons Salah due to denying its obligation is Kafir (disbeliever) according to Ijma` (consensus of scholars). Likewise, whoever abandons it due to carelessness is Kafir as well, according to the preponderant opinion of scholars.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.