Taking back an item after giving it to someone

Q: In India it is quite common for girls to receive jewellery as gifts or rewards by relatives. I received an expensive gold chain from my paternal aunt for passing my graduation with distinction. Also my dad gifted me a gold set. Also at the time of my wedding I received some gold jewellery.

All this jewellery is under my mom's possession. She says that I have no right over it and the jewellery belongs to her. Since I have left my father's house I have forfeited my right over my gifts. She plans to gift them to my sisters in law maybe sometime in the future.

I would like to know if I can get some of the gifts back. I have extreme sentimental value for the gifts given by my dad and aunt who are not alive anymore.

A: What has been given to someone cannot be taken back.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)