Clothes washed by a Christian female servant

Q: We have a Christian maid. Is it permissible for us to let her wash our clothes? Would they be pure in this case and can we wear them or not? Should we accept the presents that she brings us when she returns from travel?


(Part No. 5; Page No. 377)  A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets. To proceed: It is permissible for you to wear the clothes she washes and irons. However, you should invite her to Islam, may Allah guide her at your hands. There is nothing wrong with accepting the gifts she offers you as long as they are lawful for which you should thank her. But if she refuses to embrace Islam, you should replace her with a Muslim maid, especially in the Arabian Peninsula, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) recommended that the Kuffar (disbelievers) should be expelled from there. The Hadith mentioned in this regard involves the Jews, Christians and other sorts of Kafirs (non-Muslims).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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