Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,481,124 members, 5,616,543 topics. Date: Monday, 25 May 2020 at 09:53 AM

Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? - Islam for Muslims - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Religion / Islam for Muslims / Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? (3753 Views)

How Should Muslim Respond If Disbelievers Congratulate Him During Eid? / If We Do Not Kill Bid'ah, Bid'ah Will Kill Us / Bid'ah(innovation In The Matters Of Religion) (2) (3) (4)

(1) (Reply) (Go Down)

Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Lukgaf(m): 5:47am On May 22
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)?




Praise be to Allah.

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 plenty. This is not bid‘ah; rather it is something that is permissible and a good custom that is one of the symbols of Eid. Hence it is not allowed to give gifts and express joy and happiness on innovated occasions on which it is not prescribed to celebrate, such as New Year, the Mawlid (Prophet’s birthday) and the fifteenth of Sha‘baan (an-nusf min Sha‘baan), because this makes them like Eids.

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 wrong with this custom because these are days of Eid. When Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) entered the house of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and found with him two young girls who were singing on the days of Eid, he rebuked them, but the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Let them be.” And he did not say it because they were young girls. Rather he said: “Let them be, for these are the days of Eid.”

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

And he (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

It is well known that there are no festivals in Islam except those which are proven in sharee‘ah, namely Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Ahda, and Friday which is the weekly “Eid”. As for the fifteenth of Sha‘baan (an-nusf min Sha‘baan), there is no proof in Islam is that it is an Eid. If it is taken as an occasion on which charity is distributed or gifts are given to neighbors, then this is taking it as an Eid.

End quote from Fataawa Noor ‘ala ad-Darb

And he said concerning Mother’s Day: Once this is understood, it is not permissible, on the occasion mentioned in your question, which is called Mother’s Day, to introduce any of the symbols of Eid on this day, such as expressing joy and happiness, giving gifts, and so on.

End quote from Majmoo‘ Fataawa ash-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 2/301

And Allah knows best.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/130948

5 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Jemerson: 8:17am On May 22
Ok
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Djarmzz: 9:49am On May 22
Check out my signature if you love football.
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by fishjam: 9:53am On May 22
I'm a Christian. Giving Gifts can and should be done anytime(With no reservation). Even the Video Courses i'm selling, i've given people discounts taya. To also benefit, check my signature

10 Likes

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Tboysalau(m): 9:59am On May 22
Jazaakallaahu khooyro

1 Like

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Sterope(f): 10:04am On May 22
grin
fishjam:
I'm a Christian. Giving Gifts can and should be done anytime(With no reservation). Even the Video Courses i'm selling, i've given people discounts taya. To also benefit, check my signature
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by fishjam: 10:09am On May 22
Sterope:
grin

The hustle is real bro... grin
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Nobody: 10:10am On May 22
Admin abeg stop blocking my message
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Sterope(f): 10:10am On May 22
Yeah, I wish you the best smiley smiley
fishjam:


The hustle is real bro... grin
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Nobody: 10:19am On May 22
May almighty Allah accept your zakat, my details are below.

3 Likes

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by seedorfg(m): 10:20am On May 22
Alhamdulilahi for my life, for the muslumi and muslimah out there, I pray we'll observe Ramadan next year in good health and prosperity, Insha Allah.

Still fasting today though.

4 Likes

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by odinga1of: 10:25am On May 22
Lukgaf:





Praise be to Allah.

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 plenty. This is not bid‘ah; rather it is something that is permissible and a good custom that is one of the symbols of Eid. Hence it is not allowed to give gifts and express joy and happiness on innovated occasions on which it is not prescribed to celebrate, such as New Year, the Mawlid (Prophet’s birthday) and the fifteenth of Sha‘baan (an-nusf min Sha‘baan), because this makes them like Eids.

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 wrong with this custom because these are days of Eid. When Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) entered the house of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and found with him two young girls who were singing on the days of Eid, he rebuked them, but the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Let them be.” And he did not say it because they were young girls. Rather he said: “Let them be, for these are the days of Eid.”

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

And he (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

It is well known that there are no festivals in Islam except those which are proven in sharee‘ah, namely Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Ahda, and Friday which is the weekly “Eid”. As for the fifteenth of Sha‘baan (an-nusf min Sha‘baan), there is no proof in Islam is that it is an Eid. If it is taken as an occasion on which charity is distributed or gifts are given to neighbors, then this is taking it as an Eid.

End quote from Fataawa Noor ‘ala ad-Darb

And he said concerning Mother’s Day: Once this is understood, it is not permissible, on the occasion mentioned in your question, which is called Mother’s Day, to introduce any of the symbols of Eid on this day, such as expressing joy and happiness, giving gifts, and so on.

End quote from Majmoo‘ Fataawa ash-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 2/301

And Allah knows best.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/130948

Something tells me this OP is related to Mynd44.
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by iceboy4752(m): 10:29am On May 22
Masha Allah.
Islam is complete in all aspects.

1 Like

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Nobody: 10:38am On May 22
Blackmanskin:
May almighty Allah accept your zakat, my details are below.

1 Like

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by advocatejare: 10:58am On May 22
Everything is innovation in Islam but it's funny that Muslims will not comment on the innovations that the Rashidun did.

Muhammad never ordered that the Quran should be compiled before he died, the caliphs did it, but you won't hear Muslims say it's an innovation.

Muhammad said the Quran was revealed to him in 7 different dialects and he didn't forbid people from reading the Quran in those 7 dialects when he was alive but Uthman the 3rd caliph ordered the the Quran should be standardised and re written into only one dialect and he then ordered that all other manuscripts of the Quran should be burnt (Sahih Bukhari 6:61:510)
That action was an innovation because neither Muhammad nor Allah gave instructions for the standardization of the Quran into one dialect and they never said Uthman should burn any Quran manuscripts.



Why are Muslims not talking about this Bidaah today?

3 Likes

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Tranquility4u: 11:03am On May 22
JazakAllahu Khairan

1 Like

Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by fortran12: 11:12am On May 22
Lukgaf:





Praise be to Allah.

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 plenty. This is not bid‘ah; rather it is something that is permissible and a good custom that is one of the symbols of Eid. Hence it is not allowed to give gifts and express joy and happiness on innovated occasions on which it is not prescribed to celebrate, such as New Year, the Mawlid (Prophet’s birthday) and the fifteenth of Sha‘baan (an-nusf min Sha‘baan), because this makes them like Eids.

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 wrong with this custom because these are days of Eid. When Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) entered the house of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and found with him two young girls who were singing on the days of Eid, he rebuked them, but the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Let them be.” And he did not say it because they were young girls. Rather he said: “Let them be, for these are the days of Eid.”

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

And he (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

It is well known that there are no festivals in Islam except those which are proven in sharee‘ah, namely Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Ahda, and Friday which is the weekly “Eid”. As for the fifteenth of Sha‘baan (an-nusf min Sha‘baan), there is no proof in Islam is that it is an Eid. If it is taken as an occasion on which charity is distributed or gifts are given to neighbors, then this is taking it as an Eid.

End quote from Fataawa Noor ‘ala ad-Darb

And he said concerning Mother’s Day: Once this is understood, it is not permissible, on the occasion mentioned in your question, which is called Mother’s Day, to introduce any of the symbols of Eid on this day, such as expressing joy and happiness, giving gifts, and so on.

End quote from Majmoo‘ Fataawa ash-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 2/301

And Allah knows best.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/130948
Its haram. If you do you be copying Christians.
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Moedt(m): 1:25pm On May 22
masha Allah is allow in islam to present gift to whosoever you want to present it for
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Friend22(m): 2:06pm On May 22
fishjam:
I'm a Christian. Giving Gifts can and should be done anytime(With no reservation). Even the Video Courses i'm selling, i've given people discounts taya. To also benefit, check my signature

And you missed your way.
This is not a Christian page ma'am.
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by Friend22(m): 2:08pm On May 22
advocatejare:
Everything is innovation in Islam but it's funny that Muslims will not comment on the innovations that the Rashidun did.

Muhammad never ordered that the Quran should be compiled before he died, the caliphs did it, but you won't hear Muslims say it's an innovation.

Muhammad said the Quran was revealed to him in 7 different dialects and he didn't forbid people from reading the Quran in those 7 dialects when he was alive but Uthman the 3rd caliph ordered the the Quran should be standardised and re written into only one dialect and he then ordered that all other manuscripts of the Quran should be burnt (Sahih Bukhari 6:61:510)
That action was an innovation because neither Muhammad nor Allah gave instructions for the standardization of the Quran into one dialect and they never said Uthman should burn any Quran manuscripts.



Why are Muslims not talking about this Bidaah today?

Aftwe vomiting this rubbish, you can go back to where you can from.
Islām or Muslims do not need any validation from any busy body to do the way we we fit.
Learn to mind yiur business.
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by malcomxjr: 4:02pm On May 22
It is just and act of love
Re: Is Giving Gifts During Eid An Innovation (bid'ah)? by advocatejare: 4:28pm On May 22
Friend22:


Aftwe vomiting this rubbish, you can go back to where you can from.
Islām or Muslims do not need any validation from any busy body to do the way we we fit.
Learn to mind yiur business.
grin grin grin

(1) (Reply)

Thoughts On The Death Of Osama Bin Laden By Yasir Qadhi / Terrorism Of Salafism VS Islamic Rules Of Engagement / Ensuring Zero Tolerance For Any Type Of Extremism

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 152
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.