1. Can a muslim person attend and eat food of other religions (Hindu, Christian, etc) in fuctions like wedding, reception, etc?
2. Is it permissible in Islam for a Muslim to attend and eat food in functions of non-invited parties or strangers?
A: We are commanded not to befriend disbelievers. Attending their functions and becoming close to them is really not respecting Islamic values.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.