Taking counsel from a non-Muslim counsellor

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible for a Muslim counselor who does not specialize in Spiritual Psychology to listen to a Non-Muslim who specializes in this field and who only believes in One God, but does not follow any religion?


A: It is not permissible for him to take counsel from a non-Muslim counsellor in these matters. A non-Muslim cannot be trusted in spiritual matters. There will be subtle inclinations and discreet influences towards disbelief in his advice.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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