28 January 2022   24. Jumad-us-Thaani 1443

Tel: 031 577 7868 - disc@darulihsan.com                             

Fatwa - Year-end gifts / Season gifts

Q: My question is regarding year-end gifts / season gifts. We receive different kinds of gifts from our suppliers. Some of them are just items of use and others are edible items. Some of them are clearly marked as season's greetings and others read happy new year, some read as year end greetings, etc. And some dont have anything written on it. Can we use/consume these items? What should we do if not allowed to use them?

 

 

A:

Since these gifts are generally given as year-end gifts and not as an offering to a “diety”, nor are they necessarily linked to a religious occasion in the general practice (Urf), it is not haraam to accept and use the gifts. However, if the gifts are clearly linked to Christmas or other customary festivities such as new years, easter etc, it is best to avoid accepting and using them.

Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Iftaa Department, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
 
I concur with the answer:
Mufti Zubair Bayat

Ameer, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre

 

 

Login to post comments

Nisab

25/01/2021

  • Mahr Fatimi: R19 621.27
  • Minimum Mahr: R392.42
  • Zakaah Nisaab: R7 848.50
  • Fidya: R20.00

Contact Us

70 Joyce Road
Durban
Tel: 031 577 786 8
disc@darulihsan.com

Social Media

               

 

COVID-19
Visit sacoronavirus.co.za for official COVID-19 information.