Q: Is it permissible
to give Zakah (obligatory charity) to non-Muslim prisoners
if they have been imprisoned due to the Diyah (blood money) or debts they owe to Muslims?
(Part No. 10; Page No. 35)
It is not permissible to give Zakah money to non-Muslim prisoners. But there is no prohibition against helping them with money other than Zakah money, because Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says:
Allâh does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes. Verily, Allâh loves those who deal with equity.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.