Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 34757
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Jun 08,2016

Title: Is it permissible to ask a Kafir to pray for you?


Is it permissible to ask a non believer to pay for you as a Muslim, also what do you do if a non believer asks you to pray for them, do we?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

A non-believer does not believe in Allah and if he does, his beliefs are incorrect. Allah Ta’āla says:

وما دعاء الكافرين إلا في ضلال

“But the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile wandering) in (mazes of) error!” [Surah Ghafir, verse 50]

It is not permissible to ask a non-believer to pray for you.

It is permissible to make dua of Hidayah and well-being for non-Muslims [1].


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Bilal Issak

Student Darul Iftaa
Leicester, England, UK

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



الأذكار للنووي ت مستو (ص: 496)[1]

293 ـ بابُ ما يقولُه المسلمُ للذميّ إذا فعلَ به مَعْرُوفً

اعلم أنه لا يجوز أن يُدعى له بالمغفرة وما أشبهها مما لا يُقال للكفار، لكن يجوزُ أن يُدعى بالهداية وصحةِ البدن والعافية وشبهِ ذلك

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