You may all know from my previous question that I am currently in year 9 now in a top school, and the community around me isn't very Islamic. Yes, there are Muslims here and there, but very few.
I currently have a friend who is a Christian and he isn't exactly a person who does the wrong.
As far as I know he doesn't gamble nor do Haraam acts (except for the eating of ham and the like) and is generally friendly towards Muslims like me and believes that we are peaceful people.
I don't believe I am being influenced by him in religious matters or such at all, we both have similar interests and hobbies, so we hang out quite a lot.
I try to make a good Muslim example in front of him too to show how great Muslims are such as staying away from the bad and being friendly to show that we aren't just warmongering people the media shows us to be and how Muslims can be normal people too.
I am not aiming for a scholar like life. I am just aiming for a normal life where I can fast, pray, fulfil my duties such as zakah and not get too into politics and things having to do with extremism.
Is this friendship allowed?
As I will be spending the next 4 years of my life here in this school along with these students, and I want to at least have a friend or 2 to chat with and such or this would be the most bland times of my life.
Also, there seems to be another Muslim in my class who seems alone, I am thinking of getting closer to him as he just sits by himself in the corner these days, how should I approach him?