Can Charity Be Donated to Multiple People Simultaneously?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

Can sadaqa be given in the name of two people?

Answer

Yes, we can give sadaqa with the intention of multiple people -you can even provide it in the name of the entire Umma. This does not decrease the reward of the giver at all.

The following link details reward that we can offer to the living and the dead:
Donating Reward to the Dead: A Detailed Answer
Can I Donate to Charity on Behalf of Another Person?

May Allah reward you for multiplying the reward of your charity.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.