Christian Maid


Assalam u alaikum wa Rahmatullahi Wabarakatuh to all Shuyukh and the eshaykh team.

Is it permissible to keep a Christian maid as a cook in our house as we are having a tough time finding a maid. Also, need to verify as we have Prophet(SAW) blessed hair in our home.


wa `alaykum salam,

There are many fatwas that say that if you have the slightest doubt about the food you’re going to eat then you shouldn’t eat it. However, when you go to eat at McDonalds in Muslim countries such as Kuwait, for example, there is a possibility that the people who work there are Muslims or Christian Filipinos. Therefore you shouldn’t have any doubt in your heart that the food you’re about to eat is halal as it is prepared by “People of the Book”.

Imam Senad Agic, Ph.D.
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America

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