Hadith on Sadaqah: Giving charity to people of all religions

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to order charity only for the people of Islam, until this verse was revealed, “It is not upon you to guide them, for Allah guides whom he wills. Whatever you spend of good is for yourselves, not spending it but for the countenance of Allah. Whatever you spend of good, you will be fully repaid and will not be wronged,” (2:272). Then, the Prophet ordered charity for anyone who asked from every religion.

Source: Tafsīr Ibn Abī Ḥātim 2853

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَأْمُرُ بِأَلا يُصَّدَّقَ إِلا عَلَى أَهْلِ الإِسْلامِ حَتَّى نَزَلَتْ هَذِهِ الآيَةُ لَّيْسَ عَلَيْكَ هُدَاهُمْ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ وَمَا تُنفِقُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَلِأَنفُسِكُمْ وَمَا تُنفِقُونَ إِلَّا ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ اللَّهِ وَمَا تُنفِقُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ يُوَفَّ إِلَيْكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تُظْلَمُونَ فَأَمَرَ بِالصَّدَقَةِ بَعْدَهَا عَلَى كُلِّ مَنْ سَأَلَكَ مِنْ كُلِّ دِينٍ

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