Gifting Perfume

Question:
Assalamualikum

Is it permissibe to give perfumes and other cosmetics such as lipsticks etc as gift ,If you know for sure the person uses perfume and applies makeup in public and what is the ruling if you are not sure how they use it .

Jazakallahu khairan

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is permissible to give gifts that are essentially and intrinsically permissible, but may be used in an incorrect way. This ruling is applicable even if the gifter knows that the giftee may use the gift incorrectly.[1]

Hence, it is permissible to gift perfumes and halal cosmetics to such a person who may use these items in public.

In any case, one must make an effort to instill the fear of Allah within the heart of the giftee and educate her with regards to the impermissible use of such products.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

 

Checked and Approved by My Esteemed Ustadh,

Mufti Husain Kadodia Saheb Damat Barakatuhum

 

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[1]  وَأَخَذَ أَبُو حَنِيفَةَ – رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ – بِظَاهِرِهِ، فَقَالَ لَا بَأْسَ بِبَيْعِ الْعَصِيرِ، وَالْعِنَبِ مِمَّنْ يَتَّخِذُهُ خَمْرًا، وَهُوَ قَوْلُ إبْرَاهِيمَ – رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ -؛ لِأَنَّهُ لَا فَسَادَ فِي قَصْدِ الْبَائِعِ، فَإِنَّ قَصْدَهُ التِّجَارَةُ بِالتَّصَرُّفِ فِيمَا هُوَ حَلَالٌ لِاكْتِسَابِ الرِّبْحِ، وَإِنَّمَا الْمُحَرَّمُ قَصْدُ الْمُشْتَرِي اتِّخَاذَ الْخَمْرِ مِنْهُ، وَهُوَ كَبَيْعِ الْجَارِيَةِ مِمَّنْ لَا يَسْتَبْرِئُهَا، أَوْ يَأْتِيهَا فِي غَيْرِ الْمَأْتَى، وَكَبَيْعِ الْغُلَامِ مِمَّنْ يَصْنَعُ بِهِ مَا لَا يَحِلُّ. (المبسوط للسرخسي، كتاب الأشربة)

 

(قَوْلُهُ وَجَازَ إجَارَةُ بَيْتٍ إلَخْ) هَذَا عِنْدَهُ أَيْضًا لِأَنَّ الْإِجَارَةَ عَلَى مَنْفَعَةِ الْبَيْتِ، وَلِهَذَا يَجِبُ الْأَجْرُ بِمُجَرَّدِ التَّسْلِيمِ، وَلَا مَعْصِيَةَ فِيهِ وَإِنَّمَا الْمَعْصِيَةُ بِفِعْلِ الْمُسْتَأْجِرِ وَهُوَ مُخْتَارٌ فَيَنْقَطِعُ نِسْبِيَّتُهُ عَنْهُ، فَصَارَ كَبَيْعِ الْجَارِيَةِ مِمَّنْ لَا يَسْتَبْرِئُهَا أَوْ يَأْتِيهَا مِنْ دُبُرٍ وَبَيْعِ الْغُلَامِ مِنْ لُوطِيٍّ وَالدَّلِيلُ عَلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ لَوْ آجَرَهُ لِلسُّكْنَى جَازَ وَهُوَ لَا بُدَّ لَهُ مِنْ عِبَادَتِهِ فِيهِ اهـ زَيْلَعِيٌّ وَعَيْنِيٌّ وَمِثْلُهُ فِي النِّهَايَةِ وَالْكِفَايَةِ، قَالَ فِي الْمِنَحِ: وَهُوَ صَرِيحٌ فِي جَوَازِ بَيْعِ الْغُلَامِ مِنْ اللُّوطِيِّ، وَالْمَنْقُولُ فِي كَثِيرٍ مِنْ الْفَتَاوَى أَنَّهُ يُكْرَهُ وَهُوَ الَّذِي عَوَّلْنَا عَلَيْهِ فِي الْمُخْتَصَرِ اهـ.(رد المحتار، ج 6، ص 392، سعيد)

 

فتاوي محمودية، ج 16، ص 133 و 137، ادارة الفاروق

 

 

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