I have a polytheist neighbor. What is the ruling on socializing with him?
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If your socializing with this polytheist neighbor is for the sake of calling him to believe in Allah and profess Islam, so Allah may guide him, there is no harm in this. You may treat him kindly and do him good if you expect him to embrace Islam. Allah (Exalted be He) states:
Allâh does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes. Verily, Allâh loves those who deal with equity.
If you socialize with him out of love for him, it is not permissible according to the Statement of Allah (Exalted be He):
You (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) will not find any people who believe in Allâh and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.