Hindu co-workers distributing food items on Diwali

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Q: I want to ask you one question that today is Diwali in Hindu religion, so many Hindu people are working with me and today they bring sweets because today is Diwali and they are giving me sweets, so my question is can I eat these sweets?


A: Precaution requires that these gifts should not be accepted but at least not eaten. Many a times they practise their pooja etc. on these items.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.