Taking disbelievers as friends

Question: What is the meaning of Allaah’s Saying: Take not as friends the people who incurred the Wrath of Allaah (i.e. the Jews). What is the meaning of aligning or allying oneself with them? Does it involve visiting, speaking and joking with them?

Answer: Allaah (Exalted be He) forbids believers to establish with the Jews and other disbelievers an alliance of friendship, love, solidarity and support. Moreover, believers are forbidden to take disbelievers as retinue of advisors, consultants or helpers even if they are not Muhaaribeen (those at war with Muslims)… read more here.

Ruling on hiring a non-Muslim

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim to employ a non-Muslim as a servant or driver? What if this employer has no religion?

Answer: It is not permissible for a Muslim to employ a Kaafir (non-Muslim) as a servant, driver, or anything else in the Arabian Peninsula. This is because the Messenger (peace be upon him) commanded that the Mushrikeen (those who associate others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) should be driven out of the Arabian Peninsula… read more here.