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What to do with a free non-Muslim Easter Egg that’s Halaal?

Q: If a person is given an ‘Easter Egg’ by a non-Muslim for free, what should be done with this chocolate egg? The ingredients are ‘Halaal’ – MJC approved.


A: It is impermissible in Shari’ah to accept an Easter egg as a gift. If one had accepted an Easter egg, one should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala and make a firm resolve that one will not commit this sin again in the future. If it is possible to return the Easter egg to the non Muslim who had given it, one should do so otherwise one should bury it. 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم. (سنن أبي داود رقم 4033)

( والإعطاء باسم النيروز والمهرجان لا يجوز ) أي الهدايا باسم هذين اليومين حرام ( وإن قصد تعظيمه ) كما يعظمه المشركون ( يكفر ) قال أبو حفص الكبير لو أن رجلا عبد الله خمسين سنة ثم أهدى لمشرك يوم النيروز بيضة يريد تعظيم اليوم فقد كفر وحبط عمله ا هـ (الدر المختار 6/754)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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.

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