Take the 2-minute tour ×
Islam Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in learning more about Islam. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Can Jews and Christians be taken as Awliyaa(friends) as per Quranic verse 5:51 :

O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for your awliya : they are but awliya of one another and whoever of you allies himself with them becomes, verily, one of them; behold, God does not guide people who are unjust

So does it mean that Muslims taking Jews and Christians as friends will also become one of them at all times or does it have a different context?

share|improve this question
You should read this fatwa , I read it in Arabic before , islamqa.info/en/ref/59879 it does answer your question –  user7322 Jan 30 '13 at 21:32
related question: islam.stackexchange.com/questions/225/… –  goldPseudo Feb 2 '13 at 2:04
Please help me, does awliya mean friend? –  user2350 Jun 6 '13 at 13:35
@mezhang Ya, Awliya means friend like Awliya Shaitan , Awliya Allah, Alwliya of Ahle Kitab –  Islam Jun 6 '13 at 16:30
"Jew", "Christian", and "Muslims" should be capitalized. –  Andrew Grimm Jun 21 '13 at 11:48

1 Answer 1

Jews and Christians should not be taken as allies and guardians. A Muslim should not have any fondness for things from their culture. But their can be personal good relationships. And better this relationship be part of Da'wah, which is a duty of every Muslim. But Muslims should be careful not to do something from their belief and culture because of this good relation.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.