Is it Haram to Befriend Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum, I have been recently highly agitated by what I have read in Islamic sources about friendship between Muslims and non-Muslims. Essentially what I have understood is that friendship with non-Muslims is wrong. That so much as eating or chatting with non-Muslims is haram. There is also fatwas […]

Can We Share Our 'Aqiqa Meat With Non-Muslim Neighbors?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Recently, a child was born in the family and we would like to hold a Aqiqa gathering to share our joy. In our neighbourhood, we also have non-muslim families. So, is it allowable for the non-Muslim to eat the aqiqa meat (dish)? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Should I Break Ties With My Friend Who I Fell in Love With?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: I’m a teenage girl and I have a guy friend of 2 years and I did fall in love with him without meaning to. We talked about marriage in the future but now we are just friends. I don’t have the same feelings for him ever since I […]

Friendship With Non-Muslims: Explaining Verse 5:51

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Could you please explain ayat 5:51? Does this verse mean that we cannot have non-Muslim friends? That would seem somewhat strange, because after all, men are allowed to marry non-Muslims. Why would we be able to marry them but not befriend them? Answer: Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi […]