Refraining from giving sadaqah to someone due to their ill behaviour

Q: I used to have a maid to whom I used to give a certain amount as sadqa every month. But now she has left the job and is badmouthing me infront of everybody. I am very upset by this. Can I stop giving her sadqa and give the amount to some other needy person?

A: Yes.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)