Message No : 3Sr.No : 5/724
Question By : UMMARA HAFIZAH

ACCEPTING GIFTS ETC.

RESPECTED SIR,
ASSALAMU ALAIKUM

I AM, 22 FEMALE, A NEW REVERED TO THE FOLD OF ISLAM. I NEEDED HELP FROM MUSLIM ORGANIZATION AND PERSONS TO PURSUE MY ISLAMIC UNDERSTANDING. ON THE PROCESS, I CAME IN CONTACT WITH A RELIGIOUS MUSLIM MAN THROUGH EMAIL. HE HELPED ME AND GAVE ME SOME OTHER REFERENCES AND ADDRESSES WHERE FROM I CAN GET HELP. HE SENT ME SOME USE FULL ISLAMIC BOOKS AND LITERATURES BY POST AS WELL AS BY EMAIL. HE ALSO SENT ME SOME GIFTS THAT I ACCEPTED.
NOW THE QUESTION IS AM I RIGHT IN WHAT I AM DOING? CAN I ACCEPT THE GIFT FROM A PERSON WHOM I DID NOT SEE? PLEASE ANSWER ME IN DETAIL AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME.
I WILL BE VERY MUCH THANKFUL TO YOUR SERVICE.
MAY ALLAH HELP US TO THE RIGHT PATH, A¡¯MEEN.

WASSALAM
YOUR SISTER IN ISLAM
UMMARA HAFIZA

 

Reply By : Azizur Rahman
Designation : Chief Mufti, Maharashtra State 

Dear sister in Islam

Wa'laikumus-salam

We congratulate you from the core of my heart on choosing the only right path i.e Islam, and make Du'a for you to remain on this path unto the last breath. Now coming to the point, for a woman to accept gifts from individual non-Mahrams (one whom you can marry) is Islamically, undesirable. Yes the gifts presented by a committee or society to fulfil your needs are lawful for you. Gifts of Islamic literatures are also lawful for you with the condition that they may not contain misinterpretation of Islam. You have to be very careful about gifted literatures. To ensure the correctness of the books, get them checked by authentic and pious Ulama of your locality or send to us the names of the books with their one or two paragraphs through e-mail. However, you may use the gift you have already accepted, and from now avoid accepting any gift of an individual non-Mahram.

Thanking You

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