Giving and receiving gifts

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1. Is it mentioned in the Quran or Hadith that a husband and wife should buy gifts for one another?

2. Also is it mentioned that hard work pays off well?



1. Gifting and receiving gifts is a sunnat, whether it is practised by the husband and wife or friends, children, etc.

2. The hadeeth says that the best earning is the one from the sweat of the brow.

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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