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Offline Monys

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Does this Hadith Oppose being a friend with non Muslims?
« on: February 04, 2017, 07:13:16 AM »
 لَا تُصَاحِبْ إلَّا مُؤْمِنًا وَلَا يَأْكُلْ طَعَامَك إلَّا تَقِيٌّ. رواه أبو داود وحسنه الألباني.
la tusahib 'illa muminana wala yakul taeamak 'illa taqiun. rawah 'abu dawud wahasanah al'albani.
Only be a friend to a believer and no one eats your Food but a pious
Narrated by abu dawud and Improved by al Albani

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Re: Does this Hadith Oppose being a friend with non Muslims?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 08:42:55 AM »
I think we should also consider the context of this Hadith because at that time Muslims were at war with non Muslims and often they tried to poison believers,I don't know

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Re: Does this Hadith Oppose being a friend with non Muslims?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 12:06:31 PM »
The worst of all companions is the one who has had a bad influence on his friend, is weak religiously, evil in conduct, has no clear conscience and nothing good is said of his behaviour. He is concerned only with achieving his desires even if that is to be at the expense of his religion and manliness. He may even have a total disregard for religion and chivalry and dishonour the rights of friendship.

Befriending such a person is a kind of suffering and a sure way to misery because of what he can cause whoever sits with him of calamities by diverting him from remembrance of Allah and His obedience, preventing him from having noble conduct and means of manliness, accustoming him to obscene talk, instigating him to commit immoral acts and making him waste his time in useless amusements, wasteful spending and other forbidden things.

Let us all be reminded that all friendships shall end in enmity and hatred sooner or later except a friendship that is between pious people for it is everlasting in this world and the hereafter. Therefore fear Allah and be dutiful to Him, follow the way of rightly guided people and the pious ones by making friends with only good men and avoiding the sinful and wrongdoers. Allah says,

"Friends on that Day (the Day of Judgement) will be foes except al–Muttaqoon (the pious)." (Az–Zukhruf 43: 67)
http://www.radioislam.org.za/a/index.php/library/140-friday-khutbahs-sermons/9699-who-should-one-befriend.html

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Re: Does this Hadith Oppose being a friend with non Muslims?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 03:17:31 PM »
As'salamu Alaikum dear brothers,

From www.answering-christianity.com/quran_moral_code.htm:

The quotes below from the Glorious Quran were taken from the following Noble Verses:  4:36, 31:15, 18:37, 29:8, 31:15, 58:22, 34:46, 53:2, 81:22, 3:28, 3:118, 5:51, 5:57-59, 4:139, 9:23, 5:5, 3:199, 3:199, 3:113-114, 4:89, 2:193, 58:8-9, 29:46, 60:8, 5:8, 60:8, 5:2, 4:58, 4:135, 7:159, 5:44, 2:62, 3:134, 7:199, 15:85, 5:13, 2:109, 24:22, 45:14, 76:7-10, 90:11-17, 2:177, 2:215, 17:26, 38:26, 42:42.


You may take a disbeliever as a companion صاحب (saahib).  A صاحب can be your neighbor, workmate, classmate, friend (he is not a brother in faith) احسانا وبذي القربى واليتامى والمساكين والجار ذي القربى والجار الجنب والصاحب.  See Noble Verse 4:36.



Even if your parents relentlessly call you to become an apostate or an infidel, do not follow them, but still be kind to them and be their companion صاحب (saahib).وان جاهداك على ان تشرك بي ماليس لك به علم فلا تطعهما وصاحبهما في الدنيا معروفا.  See Noble Verse 31:15.


صاحب (saahib) can be a disbeliever (18:37): قال له صاحبه وهو يحاوره اكفرت بالذي خلقك من تراب ثم من نطفة ثم سواك رجلا.


Also, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was addressed as the صاحب (saahib) of the both the believers and disbelievers in Noble Verses 34:46, 53:2, 81:22.

A Muslim man can also marry a Jewish or Christian woman.  Also, some of the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) are from among the blessed ones.  See Noble Verses 5:5, 3:199, 3:113-114.  More proof that having a life friendship with disbelievers is permitted.


However, the disbelievers may not be your allies without or against the Believers.  And if he's hostile towards Islam, then you must end your relationship with him (4:89, 2:193, 58:8-9, 29:46, 60:8 ).

Be forgiving to those who disagree with your faith who are not hostile.  Show kindness to them.  Pardon people.  Restrain your anger.  And be just.  See Noble Verses 5:8, 60:8, 5:2, 4:58, 4:135, 7:159, 5:44, 2:62, 3:134, 7:199, 15:85, 5:13, 2:109, 24:22, 45:14, 76:7-10, 90:11-17, 2:177, 2:215, 17:26, 38:26, 42:42.


I hope this helps, insha'Allah.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah