with someone who drinks alcohol
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I am a student in a university, and live with other students
in a room in the student dormitories on campus. I do not have
the right to move from this room, and am forced to stay here.
The students who live with me say that they drink beer. So
is there any sin upon me if I sit or eat with them or (even)
talk to them?
If it is confirmed that they drink intoxicants, then keep
away from them in the dormitory as much as you can if they
do not accept your advice to give up this evil act (of drinking
alcohol). If you cannot leave the dormitory, then avoid sitting
with them, talking to them and eating with them unless it
is necessary, otherwise you will be sinning.
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa,
'Abdul 'Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh
'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa.,
- Volume 12, Page 360, Question No.4 of Fatwa No.9296