Can gifts be given to a kaafir to soften his heart towards Islam?
Dear Brothers & Sisters,As-Salaamu-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
What is the ruling on giving unbelievers money or gifts to soften their hearts towards Islam?.
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Check below answers in case you are looking for other related questions:
Praise be to Allaah.
There is nothing wrong with that – i.e., there is nothing wrong with giving gifts or money or accommodation to soften his heart towards Islam, but it should be noted that such actions should only be done when appropriate, i.e., the person should be one who it is hoped will become Muslim. But if he is one of the leaders of kufr for whom there is no hope that he may become Muslim, then they should not be given anything, unless it is given in order to ward off their harm. End quote.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him)
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Recommended answers for you: