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Ruling on visiting a sick kaafir

It sometimes happens that one of the Christians with us at work or school gets sick. Is it permissible to visit him, and what is the ruling on visiting a sick kaafir? Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible to … Continue reading

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Are the Christians who exist nowadays the closest to us in love and friendship?

In His Book, Allaah says of the Christians (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikoon, and you will find the nearest in … Continue reading

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Clarification of the important rule: it is haraam to take kaafirs as close friends and protectors

We hope that you will be able to explain, with examples, what is meant by the phrase, “Taking kaafirs as close friends and protectors is haraam.” Praise be to Allaah. Yes, examples will certainly explain and clarify what is meant, … Continue reading

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How should a Muslim deal with his kaafir family?

A woman became Muslim and lives with her family who are not Muslims, and now they do not object to her being Muslim. She tried to call them to Islam by various means, but to no avail. How should she … Continue reading

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They were offered food at Christmas – what should they do?

What should one do if one’s neighbour serve one with chrismas food on the 25th of December. Should we pour away the food or should we reject it even if rejecting it can cause misunderstanding with them. Praise be to … Continue reading

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Are there any kuffaar who love the Muslims and wish them well?

There are those who claim that the disbelievers love the Muslims and wish the good for them. They may even justify this by realistic relationships with some of them and that they didn’t see but every good from them (which … Continue reading

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Boycotting the products of kuffaar who are hostile towards Islam

Is It generally permissible to do business with Jews, companies that may have Jewish owners or shareholders, companies that may have franchises in Israel, etc.? Recently many Muslims have been saying that it is haraam to have any business dealings … Continue reading

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What is meant by taking the kuffaar as friends? Ruling on mixing with the kuffaar

What is meant by taking the kuffaar as friends? Ruling on mixing with the kuffaar In the Quraan, it says that we can not take the Kuffaar as awliyaa, but what does that mean? I mean, to what degree? Can … Continue reading

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Greeting a kaafir first

Is it permissible for a Muslim to great a non-Muslim first?. Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on greeting non-Muslims. He replied as follows: Greeting a non-Muslim first … Continue reading

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He found a kaafir on the road – can he give him a ride?

If a person finds a non-Muslim person on the road and he asks him for a ride, what is the ruling? Is it permissible to eat food that has been touched by kaafirs’ hands?. Praise be to Allaah.Shaykh Muhammad ibn … Continue reading

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Returning greetings to kaafirs falls into three categories

If a kaafir greets a Muslim, should he return his greeting? If he holds out his hand to shake hands, what is the ruling? And what is the ruling on serving him by giving him tea when he is sitting … Continue reading

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Doesn’t the hadeeth “Do not initiate the greeting with a Jew or Christian” put people off Islam?

In a hadeeth narrated by Imam Muslim in his Saheeh from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), it says that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not initiate the greeting … Continue reading

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Being kind to kaafirs with the intention of da’wah

What is the ruling on mixing with kaafirs and dealing with them kindly, hoping that they will become Muslim?. Praise be to Allaah.Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Undoubtedly the Muslim is obliged to hate … Continue reading

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Ruling on helping the kuffaar against the Muslims

A Muslim businessman has been offered a golden opportunity to sell equipment and food or to sign a contract to do maintenance on vehicles and equipment for an army that is waging war against the Muslims. What is the ruling … Continue reading

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The enmity of the kuffaar towards the believers is ongoing

There are people who claim that the kuffaar love the Muslims, and that their intentions towards us are good. What is your opinion about what they say? Praise be to Allaah. The enmity of the kuffaar – the People of … Continue reading

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Farewell parties for kaafirs

Is it permissible for us to hold a party to bid farewell to a non-Muslim who was working with us?. Praise be to Allaah.Holding a farewell party for a kaafir is a kind of honouring and respecting him, and they … Continue reading

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What is the ruling on buying from the kuffaar when there are Muslims around?

What is the ruling on Muslims who do not cooperate with one another because they do not want to buy from Muslims and they prefer to buy from the kuffaar’s stores? Is this halaal or haraam? Praise be to Allaah. … Continue reading

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Ruling on the call to unite all religions

What are Ruling on the call to unite all religions Praise be to Allaah Alone and peace and blessings be upon the one after whom there will be no more Prophets, and upon his family and companions and whoever follows … Continue reading

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The difference between taking the kaafirs as friends and seeking their help

What is the difference between taking the kaafirs as friends (muwaalaah) and seeking their help? Praise be to Allaah.Taking the kaafirs as friends (muwaalaah) means supporting them and helping them in matters of kufr, such as the Muslims fighting alongside … Continue reading

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Giving blood to a kaafir who is not hostile towards Islam and who is not in a state of war with us

What is the ruling about giving blood in land of Kufr that will be probably given to a Kaafir? There is the case of children suffering from blood illness and they are in desperate need of blood platelets? Is the … Continue reading

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Attending the festivals of the mushrikeen and congratulating them

Is it permissible to attend the celebrations of Christian festivals and congratulate them? Praise be to Allaah.Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: it is not permissible for the Muslims to attend the festivals of the mushrikeen, according … Continue reading

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Ruling on a Muslim eating with a kaafir

If a Muslim eats or drinks with a Christian or any kaafir, is that considered to be haraam? If it is haraam, then what do we say about the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals) … Continue reading

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Whoever does not believe that the kaafirs are kaafirs is himself a kaafir

Is it true that anyone who does not accept that kuffaar are kuffaar is a kaafir himself, even if he prays, believes in the Qur’aan, and the Prophet Muhammad ( )? If so, what is the proof for this? Can … Continue reading

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Principles and guidelines for Muslims’ relations with non-Muslims

We want to know in detail how Muslims regard non-Muslims, and how they should deal with them according to Islamic sharee’ah? Praise be to Allaah. 1-     Islam is the religion of mercy and justice. 2-     Muslims are commanded to call … Continue reading

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Ruling on giving charity to non-Muslims

Is it permissible to give charity to non-Muslims if they are in urgent need? Will the person who gives such charity be rewarded? Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible to give charity to non-Muslims and this action will be … Continue reading

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