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Please give me references from the holy Quran,ahadiths and history of khulfa-e-rashidin regarding employment of non-muslims instead of muslims as they can never be friends of muslims.

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Please give me references from the holy Quran,ahadiths and history of khulfa-e-rashidin regarding employment of non-muslims instead of muslims as they can never be friends of muslims

 

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Khula-e-Rashidin

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 60 Surah Mumtahanah verses 8-9:




8 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 loveth those who are just.

9 Allah only forbids you with regard to those who fight you for (your) Faith, and drive you out of your homes, and support (others) in driving you out; from turning to them (for friendship and protection). It is such as turn to them (in these circumstances) that do wrong.

 

The guidance of Allah Subhanah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) is that those non-muslims, who do not fight, or oppose, or oppress the believers because of their faith in Islam, must be treated with kindness and justice by the believers. There is absolutely no harm in making friends with such good non-muslims, even if they do not believe in Allah and His Message!

 

The people whom Allah Subhanah has guided not to take as friends are those non-muslims, who fight, oppose, or oppress, or help others to oppress the believers simply because they are muslims! The believers are warned against taking only such evil non-muslims as friends!

 

There is absolutely no harm if the believers employ non-muslims because of their expertise in a particular field. But if both the believer and the non-muslim have the same merits, then it is obvious that the believers must opt to employ the believers; this will Insha Allah, be good for the believers in the life of this world, and also in the Hereafter.

 

One of the biggest examples of the believers employing non-muslims is the employment of the Bedouin guide, Abdulla ibn Arqat, by the Messenger of Allah (saws), when he and Hadrat Abu Bakr (r.a.) migrated from Makkah to Medina during Hijrah. Abdulla ibn Arqat was a mushrik, but because of his expertise in navigation of the desert tracks, he was employed to safely route the Prophet (saws) and Hadrat Abu Bakr (r.a.) from Makkah to Medina.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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