Revival of Sunnah - #10 Exchanging Gifts

Since 2014-10-15

The Sunnah of exchanging gifts


One of the sweetest Sunnahs is exchanging gifts, it plants love between people. The Messenger of Allah () said: «Exchange gifts as that will lead to increasing your love for one another» (Al-Baihaqi).


The Prophet () used to accept gifts even simple ones. 'A'isha reported that (once) the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him, ) was presented with beef. It was said (by someone) that it had been given to Barira as Sadaqa. Upon this he said: «It is a Sadaqa for her and a gift for us» (Muslim). There are many similar stories in the Seerah, and we can apply this Sunnah with smallest amount of money to buy a booklet, a flower, food or a pen as a gift. This Sunnah can be applied with the parents, wife, brother, friend or neighbour.

And do not forget our slogan:

{وَإِنْ تُطِيعُوهُ تَهْتَدُوا  }

Translation: {And if you obey him, you will be (rightly) guided} [An-Nur:54]. 

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