Can we say wallah habibi to a non muslim or muslim?

25 Feb 2019 Ref-No#: 1437

Assalamualaikum.i have said wallah habibi to a non muslim brother the other muslim class mates have told bad things about me and they are from bareilvi school of thoughts and they said me that the term “wallah habibi”can we only use for our beloved prophet Muhammad s.a.w mufti sahab please answer soon
2.can we say prophet Muhammad saw is best friend of allah ?one Maulana said in his bayan so one or two illiterate people said best friend we can’t say but according to me we can say because the word khalilullah is used for Ibrahim alay salam and khalil means best friend so why cant we say our beloved prophet Muhammad s.a.w is best friend of allah…in this matter i am correct or not please clarify mufti sahab

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahiwa barakatuhu,

  1. The title of Habeeb is not confined to the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), or even to Muslims.  It is permissible to use the term for a non Muslim.
  2. There is no problem in calling the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) the best friend of Allah.