Author: 
Ml Musa ibn Dawood

The most valuable gift which a believer has been granted is imaan. It is his duty to maintain and develop this imaan. One of the easiest ways is to remain in the company of the righteous and pious, as this keeps a person’s imaan safe and protected. Almighty Allaah actually commanded Rasulullaah Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam, “Keep yourself with those who invoke their Sustainer morning and evening, seeking His countenance.” (Kahf verse 28) In the present era, more-so in non-Muslim countries, there is continuous meeting of non-Muslims. Due to this, love for the non-Muslims and their ways have entered the heart. This has led at times to very evil results, including irtidaad (reneging from Islam), intermarriages, mocking the laws of Islam, trying to alter the laws of Islam so that the disbelievers are not upset, participating in their religious functions, wishing them well on such occasions, etc., all of which are major sins. The Qur’aan and ahaadeeth have repeatedly warned the Muslims to desist from having love for them. On the other hand, we are also commanded to fulfil their rights, deal fairly with them, and win them over to Islam with our beautiful character. Therefore, a need was felt to write very briefly on the different types of relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims, and the Shar’i laws applicable. We ask Allaah to accept this work and make it a means of guidance for all, a means of safeguarding our imaan, and a means for presenting the true picture of Islam to the world.