Questions tagged [non-muslim]

This tag is for questions about Islamic guidelines for relations with people who are not Muslims. (disbelievers, people who generally have an other faith)

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Can I give Zakat to a Non-Muslim? [duplicate]

My understanding is that Zakat is only to be given for Muslims. Can it also be given to non-Muslim who is in poverty?
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Non-Muslims and hijab: Is it a problem for them to dress modestly in Islamic ways?

I have seen some discussion lately from non-Muslims who have argued that a non-Muslim wearing hijab is inappropriate, as an example of cultural appropriation. But I am now wondering what are some of ...
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Non-muslim friend asked me “Is Allah sadist?” [closed]

In Qur'an 2:30, Allah says: And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority." They said, "Will You place upon it one who ...
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Is hiring a non-Muslim maid permissible?

Can Muslims hire a maid for tasks such as sweeping rooms, washing utensils, cooking food, serving food, etc.? We have a Christian maid who does all home errands except for cooking. Can we ask her to ...
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Are all the people except Muslims going to end up in Hell?

What will happen to all the other non Muslim souls after they die? Are they bound to end up in Hell? Or will they have a trail different than ours? Please Explain.
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how do i help a muslim friend? [closed]

first, i would like to give an introduction please, so you dont get the wrong idea: so she's, 14, a really nice, kind, intelligent, funny, religious, down to earth,financially and emotionally weak ...
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Is it permissible for non-Muslim dimmis to propagate their faith in an Islamic State?

Are dimmis allowed to propagate their faith? Are dimmis allowed to debate with Muslims regarding religion?
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Can a Muslim man marry a non Muslim woman in her country as per her local laws and customs?

I would like to ask if a Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman in her country, is it valid? Is it possible to have equal wedding ceremony, like if the woman is a Christian can a Muslim man marry the ...
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Does Allah hate the playboys?

In USA it is cool to have sex with girls to use them as sex objects, then throw them away and replace them with some other girl who is younger and prettier. People call them studs, players, ...
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Can my parents enter paradise [duplicate]

My mom and dad are deceased, now, i wonder if my mom and dad will enter paradise, they grew up in a catholic religions, they have never know or hear about Muslim religion, but both of my parents are ...
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I'm not a Muslim and I had a dream of church and a mosque [closed]

I was inside a building that was like a mall; and I noticed that there was church and a mosque. On the outside they really didn't look like religious houses; however, I believe it was God who was ...
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Why are Christians, Hindus and Jews in conflict with Muslims but not with each other?

I'm interested to know why sectarian conflict so often involves Muslims. Is it geo-political, sociocultural, economic, or is Islam fundamentally more intolerant of other religions than those it finds ...
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Is it permissible to write a fictional story in which there are non-Muslim characters?

I have been contacted to write the script of a play. Is it permissible for me to write a play in which there are many non Muslim characters? There will be no display of shirk or any rituals of other ...
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As a convert woman married to a Catholic with no legal separation, how can I marry a Muslim man?

I was married from Catholic religion but separated without legal procedure. I converted to Islam about 8 month ago. I've had a Muslim boyfriend for almost 2 and half years, and we want our relation to ...
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How to respond to “Merry Christmas”?

I know that congratulating non-muslims in their celebrations is not permissible. However, since i'm in a country where many people celebrate it, some people tell me "merry christmas" or whatever they ...
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Non-Muslims and the Koran [duplicate]

Does the Koran give permission to kill Non-Muslims? Since I read so many reports of Muslims pressuring Christians to take down Christmas trees, destroying Buddhist monuments, Western cultural ...
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Suitable verse to recite to pretend to be a Muslim

If someone tries to seriously investigate whether I'm a Muslim or not, such as by asking for the name of Mohammed's mother, then the ruse will be up, but what's a suitable verse to recite to pretend ...
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Can I celebrate Halloween by dressing up at school the theme is harry potter?

I would like to know, because I've done it in the past.
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To Participate in non-Muslims religious activities like halloween, Christmas

All Praise to Allah Swt and blessings on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions What should parents do when their kids go to Public Schools in those countries where schools are ...
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Is it allowed to enter other religious places other than mosque? [duplicate]

Assalamu alaikkum! I need to know if it is allowed for a Muslim to enter a church or a temple or a gurudhuara? If so, is it allowed to eat the sweet or other eatables given there? Please do provide ...
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I believe in Allah and His Messenger, but follow the teachings of Jesus; am I considered a non-believer?

I was raised a Christian. But I have read the Koran and believe in Allah and His Messenger. Since I also follow the teachings of Jesus, am I still considered a non-believer?
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Salam to non-Muslims

Assalam-O-Alaikum! Friends I want to ask a question a part of which has already been asked before. Is my saying "salam" to non-Muslims sin? And the part which is asked before is How to return salam to ...
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What to do after converting to Islam while happily married to a non-Muslim husband?

I am a recent revert to Islam. I was married before I reverted, to a man that is not a Muslim, although he believes in monotheism. What is the Islamic ruling on this? I do not think Allah would let ...
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I am a Strong Believer of Allah SWT. But Why a Non-Believer of Allah SWT gets his things

This question still breaking my head. I am suffering from financial issues. I am seeking help from Allah SWT past 3 years through Salah, Dua and Dikhr. I had asked few friends, but still my debts are ...
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What is the “Christian non-denominational” equivalent in Islam?

Christianity has many thoughts about religion, and they are codified as Catholicism (Catholic) or many Protestant faiths; (Baptist, Methodist, Lutheranism, Reform, Pentecostalism, etc...) A non ...
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Keep from dying

I am not a Muslim but I do have a question. If a (faux) Muslim decides that a person should die according to the Koran, what can the victim say that will make the Muslim stop and think? This might ...
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How do non-Muslims participate in Salaat?

As a Jew, I am allowed by Jewish law to pray in a [Sunni] masjid since it is a place which is completely free of idolatry and Islam maintains the pure monotheism and oneness of Allah. However, from ...
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Are non-muslims allowed to visit Mecca? [closed]

I've heard that Mecca was closed/forbidden to non-Muslims... I've also heard that the first is a myth, and that non-Muslims (mostly thinking of foreign tourists) may very well enter Mecca -- but that ...
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In 16th Century, How Hajis were verified, whether he is Muslim or not?

In 15th and 16th Century, How Government of Arabia or caretakers of Mecca verify that; a person who dressed like Haji; is Muslim or non-Muslim?
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Fiqah Ijama and Qiyass Problems

Does Islam divide humanity into Darul Islam and darul harab? and Muslims must wage jihad against those who are unbelievers. while Islam is a religion of peace then why are such things in Islam.
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Pray for a non-Muslim when he/she dies

I am very much honorable to a mathematician who is a non-Muslim. Recently, he died. Can I say إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ? Can I pray for him to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) like we pray when a ...
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Can I eat something from Non Muslim when it could be a chance that it is from Interest Income

I am working in private company where everyday I get an offer to eat something which they brought from their home-town or somewhere else. Actually when interest credited in my account, I take it and ...
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Is it haram to visit other religious places, e.g. temples and churches?

I often go out with my friends (most of them are non-Muslim) and visit their place of worship and it feels good as I gain knowledge about what and how they worship (I never worship or pray with them). ...
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How can I make my friends understand islam is the truth? [closed]

Please provide me some good points to present to my nonbeliever friends about islam. They are always telling me its old barbarian and non scientific like this. what should i say to them in response?
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Can a Muslim man marry a non-Muslim (and non-Ahl-al-Kitab) woman?

I know from other questions on this site that Muslim men can marry Jewish or Christian women, that Muslim women can't marry non-Muslims, and why there's a difference in marriage law for Muslim men and ...
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In Shia or Sunni Islam, may Muslims pray for non-Muslims? [duplicate]

A friend of mine, a Shia Muslim, said he does not pray for non-Muslims even when they ask him to. Rather, this person prays only for Muslims as he believes that Allah (swt) will only accept those ...
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Keeping left items from neighbours

I live in a compound provided by my company and my colleague left the job. She also left some computer hardware item. She is a non muslim. I have her email address but she was never nice to me. She ...
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What will happen to people that never had any Prophet in their times to guide them on the day of the judgement? [duplicate]

I recently came across Morgan Freeman's following answer about whether human beings invented God or not: So there isn't a God up in the sky somewhere. We came up with God ourselves. Well, here's ...
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Can Muslim men marry Jewish or Christian women? [duplicate]

I read somewhere (I don't remember) that Muslims can marry Jews and Christians as they are Ahl-al-Kitab (People of Scripture). Please let me know that if it is true for men as per Quran or Hadith. ...
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Why we shouldn't take non Muslims as a friend?

"Bismillah" Somewhere in Quran I found it is written that we shouldn't take non-Muslims as a friend, if we do so then we will become one of them. What is the explanation of it? The thing is we used ...
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How do I treat a kaafir?

I am an Indian and there are other religions as well apart from Muslim here.I encounter many Hindu friends on daily basis and they always ask stupid question about Islam and Muslims like "Why we cut(...
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Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam

A Non-muslim says that Islam is barbaric, and put this before me: Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam. However, he is willing to engage ...
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Will Gautama Buddha reside in Jannah after judgment?

In many Christian sects there is a concept/notion usually labeled the "virtuous pagan". That is, those who were not evangelized in life, yet lived beneficent and virtuous lives, can receive salvation ...
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Can a temple be built in place of a Masjid?

As Salaam Alikum, In a case in India year 1992, some Hindus claim that a Masjid (mosque) Babri, was built over the birth place of their lord Ram. So they demolished the Masjid, which gave rise to ...
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Is it wrong to support a couple who are gays and not Muslims?

I'm not gay or anything but I know a couple who are and they both are not Muslims and I actually like love their relationship and encourage them,so is that wrong and am I going to be punished ??
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Eating a meal prepared by non-muslim

I have a Muslim friend who I would like to invite for dinner at my house. I am not Muslim. I understand the basic halal rules, and would try to follow them. Would she and her family be allowed to ...
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Is it lawful to do business with non-Muslim businesses like Sainsbury and Tesco?

I know doing business with non-Muslims is allowed, but scholars have said helping Zionist businesses is haram and I have seen the reasoning behind the fatwa which makes sense. However in the UK, ...
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According to Shia, can we choose our mates from non-Muslims?

I know it is strongly recommended (Mustahab) to select our friends from Muslim people. But I was wondering if we can choose our friends from other religions as non-Muslims. Note: I am looking for ...
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Can a Muslim marry a non practicing non-Muslim? [duplicate]

Muslim Men can't marry Sikhs. But what if that Sikh isn't practicing and thinks of Sikh as just a label can he still marry her because she doesn't really consider it her religion?
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Can a Muslim boy get married to a Christian catholic girl? [duplicate]

I am a Muslim boy of the age 19. I have searched for this answer on many sites, but have found nil. I am writing in hope that someone would guide me on this issue. Can a Muslim boy marry a Christian ...