Home » Hanafi Fiqh » Askimam.org » Can a Muslim share an apartment with polytheists?

Can a Muslim share an apartment with polytheists?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

Asallamu Alaikum, I am a college student who is living on campus in a dorm room. As school is closing, I need to live off campus for the rest of the summer, but I am having trouble finding an apartment. I know a Muslim brother who is renting out a house to Hindus, and he offered me a room in the house. The rent is very cheap. I was wondering, if under any circumstances, “Can a Muslim live in a house with polytheists?”


One should avoid sharing a house with non-Muslim as you would be sharing
various common facilities, e.g. Kitchen, bathroom, etc. That may lead to
unnecessary problems, for example, they will bring in food that is not
Halaal and use the utensils that you may use which could lead to

In the presence of so many ‘may-be’s and ‘could’s, it is advisable not to
share the room with them. However, if there is no alternative, you may share
the room with them and guard against Halaal and Haraam as well as your

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Original Source Link

This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

Read answers with similar topics: