Love for a non-Muslim and praying for his guidance

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Is it forbidden for a Muslim women to love a non-Muslim man?if yes then,what if she’s praying to Allah for his guidance?


Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

True love generates after excessive contact. That initial contact with any man – Muslim or non Muslim – was not permissible to begin with. If you do have contact with any non Muslim male, you would need to break off contact immediately.

Yes, it is permissible and encouraged to pray for guidance for non Muslims.

If he becomes a Muslim and you are interested in marrying him, you may propose then.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best


Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

This answer was collected from Fatwaa.com which is an excellent Q&A site managed by Mufti Ismail Moosa from South Africa. .