Q: I am a student and I have friends in school both boys and girls. But on some occasions, can I give a gift to my friends (both female and male friends).
A: Don’t ever think of giving gifts to girls. It is not permissible for you to have a friendly association with girls.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.