Ruling on accepting New Years’ gifts

  • Publish date:27/12/2009
  • Section:Fataawa
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Question:

Is it permissible to accept the New Years’ gifts such as calendars and diaries etc. from companies that deal with the company where we work? These companies give these gifts to all the personnel of the department where I work.
 
Fatwa:
All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.
 
It is permissible for these employees to accept the gifts that are given to them by the services companies through the company where they work as the purpose of these presents is advertising. However, if these presents are a bribe that is given so that the company giving them may thereby get something that they do not deserve, it would be impermissible to accept it.
 
Allah Knows best.
Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

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