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Exchanging gifts on Eid

Fatwaa ID: 1041

Assalamu alaikum,

Is exchanging gifts on Eid from the sunnah?

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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