[Q 122] Gifting Non-Muslim Manager as a Token of Gratitude


Is it permissible when leaving my job to give my manager who is a non-Muslim woman a gift to thank them for supporting and treating me well when I worked there?

For example, they would make sure I never missed Jumua Salah and also helped in many ways with the job etc


Dealing in matters of friendship and affection with any non-Muslim is not lawful, and likewise, giving gifts to non-Muslims for the sake of friendship and affection is also impermissible. However, if it is given to repay a favor or to express thanks for help, it is permissible.

Therefore, in the mentioned situation, if your intention is only to repay their kindness, you may give them a gift.

Answered by: Arif Raza Madani (Ask Mufti Scholar)

Verified by : Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Arslan Attari 

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