Can a Muslim Eat at a Non-Muslim Friend’s House Knowing That They Consume Pork?

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Fatwa ID: 05004

 

Answered by: Maulana Sibghat Ullah

 

Question

 

Can a Muslim eat at a non-Muslim friend’s house knowing that they consume pork? What is the ruling in Islam?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

It is not haram to eat with non-Muslims but the following should be kept in mind.

 

  1. There should be no alcohol served on the same table.

It is narrated from Umar bin al-Khattab that messenger of Allah said;- Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him not sit at a table where alcohol is being passed around.[i]

 

  1. Men and women should not be mixed in one place.

 

    3. Food should be halal.

 

So, if these rules are met you can eat with non-Muslims.

 

 

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Sibghat Ullah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham 

 

 

 

[i]  Musnad Ahmad, Musnad `Umar b. al-Khattab:- Al-Qasim bin Abil-Qasim as-Saba’i narrated from a preacher who was addressing the troops in al-Qustanteeniyyah, that he heard him narrate that Umar bin al-Khattab  said:

O people, I heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ say: `Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him not sit at a table where alcohol is being passed around; whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him not enter a bathhouse unless he is wearing a waist wrapper; and whoever (among women) believes in Allah and the Last Day, let her not enter bathhouses (at all).”

 

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