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    Question ID: 156778Country: India

    Title: Avoiding eating dawat/food invitation

    Question: Unlike others (in group/ jamat ), I am avoiding to eat dawat/invitation food (group or independent invitation). I am doing this, where I am sure or have a doubt, about justified source of income of invitee. I hope, I am not doing sin. Please guide.

    Answer ID: 156778

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 314/252/N=3/1439)


    If you are certain that the income of the invitee is doubtful then in such case there is no harm in skipping his invitation. It is not good to doubt unnecessarily about the income of a Muslim and avoid his invitation without any reason specially when the other member of jamat are accepting his invitation. Sometimes such type of precaution hurts the invitee or the other friends dislike it.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India