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The answer is very simple. Our prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) explained by example how Muslims should treat non-Muslims. In Mecca, when Islam was a few people in number, he lived and interacted with non-Muslims (idol worshippers, specifically) peacefully. He would buy and sell from them, visit their sick, and they would even entrust him with their ...


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I know little about the Freemasons in particular, so this answer is geared towards fraternal organizations in general. Regardless of the goals, rituals and creeds of any individual fraternity, they almost always promise a fellowship of mutual acceptance and support for their members; a "brotherhood" as it were. Muslims are not forbidden from socializing ...


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I suppose you are referring to the verse 5:51 in the Quran: O believers! Do not consider (hostile) Jews and Christians as (your) reliable allies. They (all) are friends to one another (against you). And whoever of you makes friends with them will (also) become one of them. Surely, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. (Source- Irfan ul Quran) (...


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Islam discourages unnecessary mixed-gender intermixing: No person (man) should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram with her. Sahih Muslim 1341 c A man is not alone with a woman but the third of them is Ash-Shaitan. Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2165 [grade: sahih] So relationships like "girlfriend" and "boyfriend" are not ...


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I do not have very much knowledge of the freemason organization, but my answer is based on the information you have provided. In islam we follow the rule that everything is halal (permissable) unless it has been stated otherwise. And why should you not eat of that upon which the name of Allah has been mentioned while He has explained in detail to you what ...


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What I think you are talking about this ayat: O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people. Ayat No 5:51 (Surat Al-Mā'idah) In This ayat Allah is talking about ...


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You should notice the phrase "instead of believers", that is, if there are two person that can help you similarly, one believer and another non-believer, then you should not chose the non-believer over the one who is a believer. This seems so rational and clear, but in practice you should care about the details, maybe the non-believer has some facilities (...


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A woman can not be like a mother to someone by just his saying that. A man and a woman can not be alone with each other, unless they are mahrams: this is a bond that is due to a blood relation, marriage or fosterage by suckling and not something established by uttering a phrase. A man and a woman must properly cover themselves infront of non-mahrams, and a ...


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I guess it may go political here, but I will present my ideas here and moderators may judge my ideas: well it is a common belief for Arab and maybe Muslims, as I read from many books, that the main goal of the Masons is to rebuild the temple of King Solomon peace be upon him, and to establish the state of Israel, well this contradicts with what Muslims and ...


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In this Ayah, as well as others, Allah forbids us from taking non-Muslims as ( Close ) friends, whom we entrust things in, and use them as support, and have strong and warm relations with them. This is very dangerous, and those that do this is basically of them. I do suspect you heard of: choose your friends wisely This is because a person can become ...


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The word here is evliyae. Evliyae doesn't mean friend or ally in English. Evliyae is the plural form of veli, which means protector, someone responsible from you or someone who can decide for you. For example, in school, your parents are veli of you. They can decide for you, they are called when something emergent about you. In law of some countries, if you ...


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I can't imagine that being friends with non-Muslims could be haram. But of course it's a matter of interpretation as we know friends could lead you to become a better individual but also for worse! So this is a two-sided medal! Here's my reasoning: First of all we are asked to be good to our neighbors, and as we know the Prophet (Peace be upon him) himself ...


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Considering you can marry non-muslims, I don't see why not befriend them. "Allah forbids you not, With regard to those who Fight you not for (your) Faith Nor drive you out Of your homes, From dealing kindly and justly With them: For Allah loveth Those who are just. (Quran, 60:8)" "This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. ...


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Go back to sura 5 aya 5. and sura 60 aya 8. If you are allowed to marry a non believer why it is haram to be a friend with. The translation you paste is not correct the word in quran is أولياء not أصدقاء you are not allowed to be a friend with someone who affect your beliefs and your Islam.


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Salaamu alaikum Regarding friendship in Islam, i'm not sure regarding the 'solid definition' part, but regarding the Prophet, peace be upon him, (for example) i suppose his companions would have been considered his friends. The reason why i mentioned that is because this would then mean that your 'friends' would be those you spend your time with.In saying ...


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The problem lies in the translation and understanding of the original Quranic reference from which you derived this question. The understanding you have is incorrect because of how the translation presents it in both ayat. For the first quote about what you call "friends" in Surat Al-Maa'ida 5:51, the word "Awliyaa'" means in Arabic "supporters", not "...


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The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ordered us to inquire about the choice of companionship, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade us to accompany the non-believers and those who were unfaithful. He said(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): someone is on the religion of his friend, this someone must ...


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Answering my own question with my experiences: One hijabi woman "reminded" me each time I went into the halal cafeteria. It got to the point where I would eat at non-halal places to avoid getting into trouble. I didn't enjoy this. One of my friends (who's a good hijabi, and a good Muslim in general) continued being friends with me, and she seemed baffled ...


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Yes its allowed, in a condition that she's not fighting Muslims or Islam. But it's better to have a Muslims friend instead of a disbelievers.


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You must decide anything in the light of Islam, so regarding your Question keep in mind some important points. Hadith: Hudhaifah reported the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) as saying: A mischief-maker will not enter paradise. (Abi Dawud) So you might not think negative about anyone(her). It is Haram. Another thing is that by forgiving the ...


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Allah give the parents a very high status in the Holy Quran, and linking his worship with the obedience and good treatment for parents Evidence of this in Surat ((17) Al-'Isra') Chapter number [17/23]. And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, ...


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Firstly, you are asking for the reaction of other people when you should be asking about the reaction of Allah. The reaction of other people is insignificant and should play no role in your decision, as you are valuing other people more in your decision than Allah himself. To answer your question:- A hijabi muslimah will gently remind you to wear it like ...


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Salam I appreciate the answers of other brothers. They are right. I also wanted to emphasize that the Quranic terms should be understood according to other verses and also to the historical background of the verse. The two other answers dealt with the issue by considering this fact. There remains one point. Our friends influence us. So, if your non-muslim ...


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It's very nice of you to think that. Masha'Allah. I find it unlikely that the person would be affected by you who is trying so hard. But yes one must be concerned. Even me as a Muslim if I commit a sin, I shouldn't reveal it to others. I know many Muslims who go and watch the worst (full of sex) movies/ TV Series and then come and talk about to others and ...


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As-salamu alaikum! In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. "Allah does not forbid you to be kind and good and to deal justly with those who have not fought you because of your faith and have not turned you out of your homes. Allah loves those who are just.(8) Allah only forbids you to make friends with those who have fought you because ...


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Your problem is that you are focusing on the scope of unbelievers rather than the definition of friends. No group of unbelievers have been singled out, it applies to all of them. Taking them as friends means loving them in your heart, taking their side even in conflicts against Muslims and Islam, and seeking their pleasure. This is what the Munafiqeen did ...


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All of these pertain to a Muslim individual or a state taking the side of the Unbelievers against the Muslims. It does not mean that Muslims are not to have cordial relations with Non-Muslims.


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ASA, Awliya' means protectors. This Ayah was revealed at a time when there was battles between Muslims and the disbelievers (ie Kuffar of Quraysh who had persecuted them and forced them out of Mecca, etc) and in the Ayah, Allah (swt) is warning Muslims not to take the disbelievers for protection or make deals with them over the Muslims. THIS DOES NOT MEAN ...


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O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists, etc.) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism, this Quran, and Muhammad SAW), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) and yourselves (from your homeland) because you ...


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