Gifting non-Muslims is Permissible
Fatwa No: 383425

Question

Assalamu alaykum, is it allowed to give gifts to non muslim colleague for his marriage without attending the marriage ceremony?

Answer

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  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

There is no objection to gifting a non-Muslim.

'Umar ibn Al-Khattaab  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him gifted his polytheist brother in Makkah a silk garment that was given to him ('Umar) by the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

The scholars concluded from this that it is permissible to keep ties with a non-Muslim by gifting him or giving him charity.

Tarh At-Tathreeb reads:

"This (narration) is proves the permissibility of keeping ties with non-Muslim relatives and being kind to them, and that it is permissible to gift a non-Muslim even if he is belligerent."

Allah knows best.

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