To whom does the wedding presents belong?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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