Sunday, May 26, 2024
No menu items!

Exchanging gifts on Eid

Fatwaa ID: 1041

Question:
Assalamu alaikum,

Is exchanging gifts on Eid from the sunnah?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We were unable to find any narrations suggesting that giving and/or receiving gifts on ‘Eid is a sunnah. However, expressing one’s happiness on the day of ‘Eid is commendable and encouraged. Exchanging gifts is a form of expressing one’s happiness. It is also a means of strengthening and increasing love between one another. Thus, it is permissible to give and/or receive gifts on ‘Eid. There is no reprehension in this.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

__________________
Disclaimer

Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.