A: If one feels that the one begging is in need and in difficulty, then one may assist him. However, if one has knowledge regarding a certain beggar that he has made begging his profession or he will abuse it by buying drink, drugs etc., then one should refrain from supporting such a person in his wrong.
And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti) & M.D. Mangera (Mufti)