Participating with non-Muslims in public events & human rights activities
25 Aug 2011 02:11 GMT
In my college, there are many activities that occur around campus in which all students gather to either share their culture, get involved in environmental activities, human rights, and now the September 11th memorial. My question is how does Islam view us as Muslims getting involved in these events with non-Muslims?

Answered by

Sheikh Salman al-Oadah

We do not see any problem with Muslims joining with others in such gathering to share positive ideas, promote justice, and express their condemnation of injustice.

Allah says : “Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loves those who are just”. This is in fact the Islamic manner which we have to follow and it is at the same time a good way of calling others to our religion.

You should avoid all un-Islamic or undignified behavior. Muslims should always maintain their Islamic modesty and moral integrity.

May Allah guide us always on the Right Path.

Source: Islam Today

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