Maintaining ties with non-Muslims or giving them Zakah and Zakat-ul-Fitr

Q 3: If my neighbor is not a Muslim, is it permissible to give them Zakah (obligatory charity) or Zakat-ul-Fitr (obligatory charity paid before the Festival of Breaking the Fast), and attend their funeral?

A: It is permissible neither to give Zakah or Zakat-ul-Fitr to non-Muslims, nor to attend their funerals. You may, however, give non-Muslims non-obligatory Sadaqah (voluntary charity) to attract their hearts to Islam.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.