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Donating to The Salvation Army

Fatwaa ID: 1884

Assalamualaikum. Can we donate old clothes etc. to the salvation army?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The Salvation Army is “an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”[1] “The Salvation Army operates thrift stores and numerous social service centers throughout New York City. Their work supports people in shelters, schools, and daycare centers around the world, including the greater NYC area.”[2]

Accordingly, one should not support or donate old clothes to The Salvation Army. Donating to them would be supporting their cause. One should opt for Muslim welfare organizations or non-religious organizations instead.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

04/22/1445 AH – 11/06/2023 CE | AMG3-4226

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين




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