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09 Aug 2012 10:12 GMT
Is it permissible to give my family members some gifts on Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, and to do that every year, or is it an innovation (bid‘ah)?

There is nothing wrong with giving gifts on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to family and relatives, because these are days of joy and happiness on which it is mustahabb to uphold ties, show kindness, and eat and drink p (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: On this Eid people also exchange gifts, i.e., they make food and invite one another to come and eat, and they get together and celebrate. There is nothing wro (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">This indicates that Islam, with its tolerant and easy-going attitude, allows people to express joy and happiness on the days of Eid.

End quote from Majmoo Fataawa Ibn Uthaymeen, 16/276

Praise be to Allah.

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