Current Legal Issues

The People of the Book

There are few issues that are a source of affliction [for the believers]. People often ask what to do about them. We mention these issues below with their answers that are derived from al -Masaail al-Muntakhabah and Minhajus Saliheen Manuals.

1. The ceremonial cleanliness of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), and whether it is desirable to avoid [coming into contact with] them:

"As for the People of the Book, it is widely believed that they are najis. However, it is likely that they are tahir, though, ihtiyat should be adhered to". Masaail, article 82.