Eating with Non-Muslims
Islamic Customs and Etiquette
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

Is it allowed to eat food in a dish used by a person of other religion? In our Pakistani society, it is customary to have separate utensils for Christians. Can we eat food with them in the same dish?


There is absolutely no harm in eating with any one in the same dish whether he be a Muslim or a non-Muslim. Unfortunately, there exist certain taboos in our society which sell under the label of Islam.

We Pakistani Muslims have remained under the influence of the inhuman caste-system prevalent among the Hindus. Islam shuns such class divisions. All people, whatever their religion be, are equal in their capacity as human beings and deserve equal respect and regard.

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