There are different types of association in Shari’ah. a) Mu’aamalaat
(dealing), b) Muwaasaat (sympathetic), c) Mustaaraat (kind), d) Muwaalaat
The first 3 types of association are permissible. The fourth type, i.e. very
close relationship is strictly prohibited with a non-Muslim as there is a
fear of being influenced against Islamic values and principles.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai