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    Question ID: 9770Country: India

    Title: I am a Hindu and have many close Muslim friends. Many times on Eid, they invite me but I hesitate to go to their houses because I think the others may not like to have the presence of a non-muslim during their festival.What is the position? (1) Can a non-muslim visit a muslim's house during Eid-with or without invitation? (2) Will the host commit a shirk in attending a non-muslim?? (3) Can some gifts like flowers etc. be taken? Please clarify.

    Question: I am a Hindu and have many close Muslim friends. Many times on Eid, they invite me but I hesitate to go to their houses because I think the others may not like to have the presence of a non-muslim during their festival.What is the position? (1) Can a non-muslim visit a muslim's house during Eid-with or without invitation? (2) Will the host commit a shirk in attending a non-muslim?? (3) Can some gifts like flowers etc. be taken? Please clarify.

    Answer ID: 9770

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 28/28=L/1429)

     

    (1) Yes, one can visit.

    (2) No, there is no shirk in the matter.

    (3) Yes, they can be taken.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India