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Can we eat food at a family who sometimes eat pork and drink alcohol as that family is very close to me?

Answer : 145809

Published on: Dec 21, 2016

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 124/127/SN=3/1438)

It is makrooh to share food with non-Muslim. If by chance one has to eat once or twice due to compulsion then it is not a sin provided their food and vessels are pure or one does not know about their impurity. If one knows that the utensil is impure or any impure and haram thing is mixed with the food then it is absolutely unlawful to eat it. Hence you should avoid eating with such a family to a great extent. It is recorded in Fatawa Hindiya:

قال محمد رحمه الله تعالى – ويكره الأكل والشرب فى أواني المشكرين قبل الغسل ومع هذا لو أكل أو شرب فيها قبل الغسل جاز ولا يكون آكلاً ولا شارباً حراماً ، وهذا إذا لم يعلم بنجاسة الأواني فأما إذا علم فإنه لا يجوز أن يشرب ويأكل فيها قبل الغسل ولو شرب أو اكل كان شارباً و آكلاً حراماً (فتاوى هنديه 5/247 ، الباب الرابع عشرة أهل الذمة ، ط: زكريا)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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