Fri 6 Jm1 1435 - 7 March 2014
I live with ten colleagues from different countries. Nine of them are Christians, and one is atheist. We eat the main meal together at one table. Every day a different pair from us prepare the meal. Is it Islamically permissible for me to eat with them? Bear to mind that I cannot live alone due to my financial and educational circumstances.
Praise be to Allaah.
Islam is based on ease and relieving hardship. You can carry
on living with them so long as you cannot live alone, but you should call
them to Allaah by your words, deeds and interactions with them, in the hope
that Allaah might guide them through you.
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send
blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta (26/87).