Q: The gifts and money that people give in shadi belong to whom? The bride or her parents? Usually it is a practice in Pakistan that whatever money people give, they give it in the hands of the mother of bride, and she spends it on food and other expenses in shadi.
A: It will belong to the person who the giver has intended.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)