Sitting with people who do not pray
Is it permissible to sit with those people who do not pray?
It is permissible to sit with them for the purpose of advising them and guiding them to the performance of the obligatory prayers in congregation – and not for the purpose of enjoying oneself by sitting with them and being sociable by chatting with them – otherwise, it is forbidden to sit with them.
And with Allaah is the tawfeeq. And may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and his Companions.
Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Shaykh `Abdullah bin Ghudayaan
Shaykh `Abdur-Razzaaq al-`Afeefee
Question 4 from fatwa 10616
P371 Volume 12 Fataawaa of the Permanent Committee
Translated by Abu Abdir Rahmaan Nasser ibn Najam