Fatwa: # 17879
Category: Beliefs
Country: South Africa
Date: 29th April 2009

Title

Is accepting gifts during aqiqa allowed?

Question

Is accepting gifts during aqiqa allowed?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

 

In principle giving and accepting gifts is recommended in Shariah. Gifting is an act which creates love and harmony. However gifting specifically at the time of Aqeeqah should not be regarded to be compulsory,such that if one does not give a gift, he is looked down upon.

And Allah knows best

Wassalamu Alaikum

Ml. Luqman Hansrot,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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