Fatwa ID: 05004
Answered by: Maulana Sibghat Ullah
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
It is not haram to eat with non-Muslims but the following should be kept in mind.
- 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]
- 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).”