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PostSubject: Dealing with neighbors from the People of the Book   Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:01 am


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Dealing with neighbors from the People of the Book

The Tenth Question from Fatwa no. 5176

Q10: Our neighbors are Christians; how should we deal with them? If they give us gifts, should we accept them? Is it permissible for us to appear with faces or other parts of body uncovered in front of them? Is it permissible for us to buy goods from Christians?

A: Treat kindly those who are kind to you, even if they are Christians. If they give you a permissible gift, return it with something similar. The Prophet (peace be upon him) accepted a gift from the Christian Roman Emperor and gifts from the Jews. Allah (Exalted be He) says:Surah Al-Mumtahanah, 60: 8 Allâh does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes. Verily, Allâh loves those who deal with equity. Surah Al-Mumtahanah, 60: 9 It is only as regards those who fought against you on account of religion, and have driven you out of your homes, and helped to drive you out, that Allâh forbids you to befriend them. And whosoever will befriend them, then such are the Zâliműn (wrong-doers - those who disobey Allâh).
( Part No : 3, Page No:424)

According to the soundest opinion of scholars, it is permissible for a Muslim woman to appear in front of Christian women in the same way you appear in front of Muslim women, with your face uncovered and dressed up in nice clothes. It is also permissible to buy lawful goods from Christians.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

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Imaam al-Awzaa’ee (d.157H) - rahimahullaah - said: "Patiently restrict yourself to the Sunnah and pause where the people paused, say what they said and avoid what they avoided. Take to the path of your Salafus-Saalih, for indeed, what was sufficient for them, is sufficient for you."

Related by Imaam al-Aajurree in ash-Sharee’ah (p.58) and also al-Bayhaqee in Madhkal ilas-Sunan (no.233).
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