Monetary gift for non Muslim friend due to death of family member

Question:

Assalamu alaykum Shaykh,

I have a query with regards to giving monetary donation/gift to a non Muslim friend of mine. His father recently passed away and other colleague are planning to give small monetary gift/donation for his loss of a family member. I would like to know if it is ok for me as a Muslim to also contribute towards this. Both he and his family are practicing Christians.

Wa `alaykum salam,

It is acceptable to give one’s non-Muslim friends, co-workers, neighbors etc. presents. It is a  way of our Prophet Muhammad (saws) to be good to Allah’s creatures for the sake of Creator’s pleasure.

Answer:

It is acceptable to give one’s non-Muslim friends, co-workers, neighbors etc. presents. It is a  way of our Prophet Muhammad (saws) to be good to Allah’s creatures for the sake of Creator’s pleasure.

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago
Majlis #1 Head Imam (IABNA)
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