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Adding a Clause or a Condition When Gifting an Item

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Answered by: Maulana Yūsuf Badāt


Whilst alive if I give all my wealth and property in equal shares to my children, can I add a clause, that allows me to collect income or rent on the assets I gave away until I die. Is that Shari’ah-compliant?

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


Once wealth or property is gifted to someone, complete ownership is transferred to them. In the described case, such conditions or clauses are impermissible. (See: Rad Al-Muḥtār, Vol 5, Page 241, Dār Al-Fikr)1

Only Allāh knows best.

Written by Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 أَنَّ كُلَّ مَا كَانَ مِنْ التَّمْلِيكَاتِ أَوْ التَّقْيِيدَاتِ كَرَجْعَةٍ يَبْطُلُ تَعْلِيقُهُ بِالشَّرْطِ – كتاب الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين رد المحتار ج٥/ ص٢٤١ دار الفكر

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