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How Should I Act When Working with Non-Muslims?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I am working and my workmates are non-muslims. Here in Philippines, muslims are only 14% in total population of our country. I am the only one muslim in the workplace. I want to have an advice from you regarding having non-muslim workmates. How can I deal with […]

Saying "Merry Christmas", Reflections from Habib Ali al-Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri offers some clarity on the question of whether wishing our fellow Christian friends and neighbours “Merry Christmas” is permissible or not. I remind my brothers from among the students of sacred knowledge that the scholars who forbid congratulating non-Muslims on their religious celebrations tied their judgement to the assumption that congratulating affirms […]

Can I Attend My Nephew’s First Birthday Party When There Is Alcohol Being Served?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My non-Muslim family often have events where alcohol is the main feature of parties and get togethers. Most recently my brother is having a first birthday party for his son with alcohol on tap. What should I do? We are often put down for our beliefs and feel […]

Open Our Hearts, Before We Open Our Mosques

As mosques around the United Kingdom open their doors for a national ‘Mosque Open Day’, Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said questions whether we have opened our hearts enough to truly receive those who walk through our open doors. Do we see all of humanity as Allah’s creation, to whom He sent the Prophet Muhammad “as a […]

Is Christmas Haram? Being Muslim in a Non-Muslim Family

Every year, the Is Christmas haram? debates happen full force. Whether you’re a convert to Islam or not, we hope you find the following resources helpful. Is Christmas Haram? What about Thanksgiving and Other Festivals? Giving & Recieving Christmas Gifts Attending Christmas Festivities of One’s Non-Muslim Family Muslims Having Christmas Trees Partaking in a Thanksgiving […]

Can I Give Alcohol I Have Found to Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. If one buys a property and finds alcohol on it, can he give the items to people of other faiths? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. No, you cannot gift it to others. Rather, you should […]

What Can We Learn From the Supplication of the Witr Prayer Regarding Our Relations With Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, In one part of the supplication of the qunut (Hanafi) in the Witr prayer there is the line “we alienate and forsake those who disobey You”. I believe the Arabic is ونخلع من يفجرك. What is the meaning of this part, and what can we learn […]

Are Non-Muslims Our Brothers, as Mentioned in the Hadith?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani was asked “According to a commentary I read on Hadith 13 (None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.] – this hadith is very broad and includes Non-Muslims. Should we then consider Non-Muslims to be our brothers and sisters?” The question came from Shaykh Faraz’ class on […]

How Should We Understand in Relation to Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Could you please explain the state of the fitra in non-Muslims? For example, does the fitra change in essence when a person becomes “a Christian, Jew, or Zoroastrian”? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Thank you for your question. There has been extensive disagreement between scholars on the definition of the term […]

My Grandfather Died Before I Had the Opportunity To Talk to Him about Islam: What Can I Do Now?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaikum, My grandfather recently passed away. He was not Muslim but I am unaware exactly what his views were in regards to religion. Am I guilty because I did not manage to talk to him about Islam before he died even if I had the intention to do […]