Eating and drinking with non-Muslims

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Q: My question is what does Islam says about Christians that is it allowed for Muslims to eat or drink with Christians? Please explain in detail because I have a maid who is a Christian and she also washed my crockery.


A: Let them be seated separately.

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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