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Gifts from a non-Muslim Neighbour

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Respected Ulama

My neighbour is a non Muslim and has a photo processing business. Being neighbours we have a cordial relationship with them. They regularly send gifts in the form of eats which are of a permissible nature. Can we partake of these in view of the fact that their income is from a photo business. Please reply urgently with substantive references.

Was salaam




If your neighbour is a non-Muslim then you can partake of his gifts (which are of a permissible nature) because the laws of Halaal and Haraam with regards to earning an income relates only to a Muslim’s income and not to a non-Muslims income.   (Ad-Durrul Mukhtaar, Vol. 4, Page 210, Imdaadul Ahkaam)  

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


10 December 2004

27 Shawwal 1425

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