Attending family gatherings where the attendees are sinners

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

Answered by Shaykh Abu Hamza Hassan bin Muhammed Ba Shu’ayb – may Allah preserve him –


What’s the ruling on gathering family and relatives for the purpose of having Iftār together, while some of them attending are those who break ties of kinship, consumers of Qāt, and smokers, perhaps they don’t even pray; moreover their sittings are void of the remembrance of Allah.

Is it permissible for me to attend if they invite me this?


If the sins of these people are restricted to themselves and there aren’t any sins which extend to others in those sittings, then attend and there’s no issue in this.

Translated by:
Abu Ibrāhim Nāsir bin Rāshid Al-mamry

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