What I want to say is whether befriending such non-Muslims makes you kufr, and I've read this:

Allah only forbids you with regard to those who fight you for your faith, and drive you out of your homes and support others in driving you out, from turning to them for protection (or taking them aswali). Those who seek their protection they are indeed wrong- doers.] (Al-Mumtahinah 60: 8-9)

My 2 concerns are:

  1. I don't know exactly if zalimoon means a disbeliever because I've read somewhere that zalimoon was being referred to as polytheists and wrong-doers because it refers to the wrong doers as "zalimoon"
  2. Does my friend fit in this category because he isn't driving me out of my home or fighting me with regard to my religion. He throws jokes against Islam though.

I feel one day he may become a Muslim Inshallah or a more understanding person.

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