Ruling for Obligatory Charity zakat and Fitra and Non Obligatory charity Nafl Sadqa Volntary Charity

Giving Zakat to Non-Muslims
By Mufti Shafiq Jakhura and Mufti M.D. Mangera
Taken from with thanks

Q.Can we give zakat or fitra to non-Muslims who are needy?

A.Obligatory charities such as zakat and fitra should only be given to eligible Muslim recipients. One could give voluntary charities to non-Muslims.
And Allah Knows Best.