Gifts given to the newborn child

Q: Please advise regarding gifts to the new born baby, if unclear as to whom gift is addressed to, if the gift is returned and parents buy other things for the baby is this permissible?


A: Generally on the occasion when a child is born, money, gifts, etc are given for the child unless stated otherwise. If the clothing is returned for some other clothing, it will be permissible as this is done in the interest of the child.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)