Taking back a gift

Q: A young aalim mentioned that it is permissible to take back a gift, although undesirable and in the hadith it is likened to a dog swallowing it’s own vomit Is this correct? If I give someone a gift and give full ownership to the person I can take it back at any time?


A: It is makrooh to take back a gift.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)