Having a casual relationship with a non-Muslim woman

Q: We travel in a combi home and throughout the fasting month break our fast on the road. The van consists of 5 Muslims who have a turn each to purchase the iftar meals. We also buy for a non-muslim friend and because we include her she also wants to have a turn to buy for us. Whenever it is her turn she gives us the money to buy the eats. I would just like find out if this is permissible?


A: Even though it is permissible, but to have a this type of a casual relationship with a non-Muslim woman is not in keeping with Islamic ethos.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى أَوْلِيَاءَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُم مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ ﴿المائدة: ٥١﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)