Replying to a non-Muslim by saying good morning

Q: Many a time we bump into non-Muslims, either at work, conferences, etc. and they tend to greet with good morning. Is one sinful if he replies to such a greeting by saying good morning back.

A: It is not haraam, but it is not appropriate.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)