Can My Non-Muslim Father Serve Me My Food?

11 July, 2019
Q Can my non-Muslim father serve me my food?


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

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

There is no nothing wrong if a non-Muslim father serves food to his Muslim son or daughter.

Answering your question, Sheikh Mustafa Umar, President of California Islamic University, states:

There is no issue with any non-Muslim, especially a father, to serve food to a Muslim. What matters is whether the food is lawful or not.

If the food contains pork, for example, it would be forbidden, whether a Muslim or non-Muslim served it.

However, if it was a salad, for example, which contains no unlawful ingredients, it is permissible to eat, regardless of who served the food.

Almighty Allah knows best.