Originally Posted by - Serene -
I agree with you sis, in a way reading the previous post made it islam sound quite racist and then the qoute from the Qur'an went to contradict the whole thing.
personally if a poor and needy kafir is in need of help i would help them cos i will not let my judgements of their religion hold me back, if there were two one being a believer and one a non believer i would split it into two equals and still help them both EQUALLY.
How can one say that Allah swt will not accept the zakaah given to a kafir??????
Does Allah swt even have a verse in the Qur'an that says "oh mankind give no help or zakah to the kafiroon eve if they are in desperate need of help"????????
why do people add their unecessary two pence worth to contradict the whole meaning of islam?
and another thing i would like to point out is this...
out of the whole population of muslims in this day nd age how many of them are really truly believers??????
how many of them that have been blessed to be born into a muslim background take heed in Allah swt's message and way of life???
so personally to me being muslim by name does not make you a believer, cos i know sisters and brothers who are muslim from muslim backgrounds (i pray that Allah swt truly guides their hearts) but are worse than some kuffars.
so you think that by holding your hand from helping the kafir in need and putting that so called muslim brother or sister who is muslim only by name first Allah swt will accept your deed????
it is the intention that Allah swt accepts the deed upon and the intention should be to help the needy and the poor. not to help out muslims and leave the christians, hindus, sikhs, jews, buddhists and athiests to suffer and starve. that is wrong from my view.
Allah swt knows best