As-Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Baraktuhu

I'm new to Australia and ended up staying with 2 other Indian guys. They are nice and sweet and help me in cooking. I have my separate room whereas they share a double room. Both of them are non-muslims. Since here there is minimal Halal food in the locality, they understand my situation and make sure I don't eat any non-halal food by mistake that they bring home or whenever we go outside. I'm happy that they are understanding at least to this extent. But there are 2 problems I face everyday.

1) They cook non-Halal chicken in the same dish as I cook vegetarian food for myself. I wash the dishes and everything. But still, what do I do? I'm helpless.

2) This is the MAIN PROBLEM. Both my room mates drink. They bring bottles of beer and store it in the fridge along with juices that I drink from. They keep used glasses of alcohol lying around in the house without picking it up or washing and keeping it. Near the trash can, beer can tops are lying around and sometimes beer bottles too. Since I don't even touch anything alcohol related, I do my work from the distance and leave that place. But is cooking, eating food and staying, Halal for me in such a situation?

I didn't know these people drink so much. They don't trouble me as I am in my room all the time. But stepping into the kitchen to even drink water is a task.

I cannot change my room until January 2013 as I have signed a bond with the landlord already.

What do I do Brothers?

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edited Aug 25 '13 at 04:57

Have your own separate utensils for cooking n cleaning. Explain that to them. Be patient. N once its time to move!

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Living in your room until you can move is best. Try to keep your stuff in your room . You could even buy a small fridge. Explain to your room mates what makes you uncomfortable. In sha Allah you'll find a common ground at least until Jan . Salam

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You don´t drink your self?

I am just saying that you could start hanging out with them a little, and then see if you can become better friends. Just not say you want them to clean up and so, just that you are new here and wants to get to know them better or something. Then lit by lit you say and do something like this: You clean up the kitchen and they see it, and you say: "You know I like it cleaned." You could just do that not so often but some times, if they don´t get better in cleaning up and so them self. Then you take out the garbage and say: "The next time you guys take it out." Just take it little by little so they get used to that it is some new rules around there. Step by step if they don´t follow you if you just ask: "Can you kindly be more reasonable, I just think you guys drink so much and so on." But you know someone can become a little bitchy, so I would take it step by step little by little... But of course just say it simple that you like some manners.. Hope this will help.

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edited Aug 27 '13 at 18:35

Salam keep in mind not to use profanity. And answer according to Islam. As alcohol is forbidden we don't consume it let alone touch it or hang out with those who do it. Those reasons I voted your answer down. Salam

(Aug 30 '13 at 08:20) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Wa Alaikum Salaam Sister/Brother

as you stated from above that they understand your situation

Why not tell them that your not comfortable they drinking in the room but they can drink outdoors (Resturants etc.)

Buy a seperate dish/ or tell them to buy one.

May Allah help you work this out inshallah :)

-Your Muslim Brother

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edited Aug 27 '13 at 18:02
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