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Salamun `Alaykum

The following question was kindly answered by Dr. Takim.


Fee Amaanillah,

Akil Karim
Moderator - 'Aalim Network

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QUESTION:

Some students here want to make a donation to diabetic patients
organization. My question is, is it permissible to donate money to
non-muslims who are in need, especially when we know that there are
Muslims who are also in need somewhere in the world? And does the hukm
apply also when the donation is organized in a way to show the Muslims
and mainly Shia Muslims in a good picture, and to bring the attention to
Islam and Ahl al Bayt, and hence can we call it a way of propagation of
Islam? 

Does donating money in such way equal to spending money in other forms
which goes to non Muslims for example translating books and copying them? 

I am asking this because a group of Muslim students here who are members
in a diabetic organization "Diabetic Friends" came to me and asked me to
take part in this, so I asked them to wait to get an advice. 

So please advice me as soon as possible. Please forward this to an
ABDG-Alim.


ANSWER:

Furthering the cause of the ahl al-bayt can be done in different ways -
e.g through publications, literatures, lectures etc. 

If by donating money to save people's lives one is able to further the
cause of the ahl al-bayt then this is permissible since it is also a form
of tabligh. This act is also significant from an Islamic perspective due
to the Qur'anic verse which states that "one who saves a single soul it
is as if he/she has saved the whole of humanity.(5:32)". 

And Allah knows best

Liyakatali


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