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Gifts offered by non-muslims during their festivals like Diwali, Christmas are regarded as social customs and … Al-Farooq Karachi], is it true???

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
Gifts offered by non-muslims during their festivals like Diwali, Christmas are regarded as social customs and are in consideration to the recipient.

The offering of gifts of sweets are not expressions of reverence to the festive itself. It is permissible for muslims to accept Diwali or Christmas gifts of sweets on condition there is no Deeni harm in accepting such gifts and the gifts are not haraam.[Imdadul Fatawa 3/481 Maktaba Darul-Uloom Karachi], [Fatawa Mahmoodiya 18/174 Idara Al-Farooq Karachi], is it true???


Answer:

Ref. No. 1010/41-183

 In the name of Allah the most gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

It is permissible for Muslims to give and accept gifts at the occasion of Non-Muslims’ festivals, on condition that the gifts were not presented to the idols as offerings.

And Allah knows best

Darul ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

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