Eid gifts

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I noticed that people are giving “eid gifts” in the same way as the non muslims are giving “Christmas gifts”. Is this a practice of Nabee (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) or an innovation? I can not remember any such custom when we were children.


A: Giving gifts and expressing happiness on an occasion of happiness is not against the Shari`ah.

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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