What is the view of Islam towards friendship with followers of different religions
Published Date: 1998-03-17
Praise be to Allah;
Reply for this question would be the same as the reply to question #23325.
In addition, the following should be noted:
We should differentiate between good treatment of non-Muslims and befriending them.
We should differentiate between establishing a relationship with a non-Muslim for the
purpose of da’wah (i.e. teaching him and inviting him to Islam) and befriending him for no
valid Islamic purpose.
We should differentiate between establishing a relationship with a non-Muslim for trading
and/or education reasons and befriending him, as friendship would mean deeper feeling of
affection and fondness, comradeship, and being influenced by him.