Question: Can Muslims be friends with non-Muslim ” … NO !! Quran 5:51 O believers take not the Jews or Christians for friends. They are but one anothers friends. If any one of you taketh them… for friends, then surely he is one of them! Allah will not guide the evil doers
Muslims are allowed to have non-Muslims as friends as long as they keep their own faith and commitment to Islam pure and strong.
[Allah forbids you not with regard to those who fight you not for your faith, nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them. For Allah loves those who are just. Allah only forbids you with regard to those who fight you for your faith, and drive you out of your homes and support others in driving you out, from turning to them for protection (or taking them as wali). Those who seek their protection they are indeed wrong- doers.] (Al-Mumtahinah 60: 8-9)
The Qur’an does not say that non-Muslims cannot be Muslims’ friends, nor does it forbid Muslims to be friendly to non-Muslims. There are many non-Muslims who are good friends of Muslim individuals and the Muslim community. There are also many good Muslims who truly and sincerely observe their faith and are very friendly to many non-Muslims at the same time.