Attending non-Muslim functions

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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.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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