1204: Rules Related to Befriending Non-Muslims


What is the view of Islam towards friendship with followers of different religions

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.
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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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