Is accepting gifts during Eid allowed


Is accepting gifts during Eid allowed?


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-ramatullāhi wa-barakātuh

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 Eid should not be regarded to be compulsory, such that if one does not give a gift, he is looked down upon.

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.