Befriending kuffaar

Q: Four days ago a Hindu friend of mine was showing me the idol and addressing it as god and asking me like “do you know what this god’s name is?” I in my heart I knew that Allah is the only lord and there is no god except Allah but I told him I don’t know his name and then he told me it’s name and then I said I have heard it in some movies. Was there any kufr in my statement because I did not tell him directly that the idol is not god and when he asked me “what is the name of this god?” I said I don’t know. By seeing the scenario it looks like I don’t know that god’s name (but in my heart I knew Allah is the only god). I usually read the shahdah after every wudu. This happened on Thursday and I started getting doubts about these statements on Monday. So if that was kufr and I have prayed Salaah for four days, should I pray again but I read the shahadah Thursday itself after wudu. Were my salaah valid?


A: Refrain from befriending kuffar and associating with them. This will be detrimental to your Deen and Islamic values. Sincerely make istighfaar for this action and recite the kalima tayyibah in abundance.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)