Opening a restaurant during the daytime in Ramadan to serve meals to non-Muslims

A: It is not permissible to open the restaurant during the daytime in Ramadan to prepare food for non-Muslims. This is because doing so may give rise to indulgence in grave prohibitions, such as assisting them in committing what Allah (Exalted be He) has prohibited. It is well-known that Muslims are obligated to invite non-Muslims to follow the fundamental as well as the secondary rulings of Shari`ah (Islamic Law). (Part No. 9; Page No. 37)  And certainly, the Fast of Ramadan is one of the pillars of Islam. Non-Muslims are encouraged first to embrace Islam and then to observe the Fast. Therefore, it is not permissible for the Muslim to assist non-Muslims to abandon what Allah (Exalted be He) has originally obligated them. Moreover, it is not permissible for a Muslim to serve non-Muslims in a way that brings humiliation to him like serving food to them. Non-Muslims who come to live in Muslim countries are obliged not to do any act which openly violates the rites of Islam and harms the feelings of Muslims. Therefore, we see that the aforesaid restaurant must be closed during the daytime in Ramadan.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.