Giving gifts on Eid

Q: Would it be jaaiz for people to give presents on Eid. I have seen some people give wrapped up presents with cards, very similar to Christmas, on the night before Eid, to the children. They have a big gathering to give this. They say that they do this because children won’t know how to spend the money properly. Would this be jaaiz? What is the status of giving Money on Eid?

A: It is permissible.

It is the same as giving gifts. 

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)