Is it permissible to give someone a housewarming gift?

Question:

As salaamu ’alaykum,

Is it halal to give a family member a housewarming gift if they move to a new home?

 

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Wa ‘alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,

Giving a gift to a family member who has moved into a new house is permissible provided one gives it willingly. However, if it is given merely as a custom, such that a person feels obliged to give it or so that the owner would not be offended, then it should be avoided.

والله اعلم

And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

AbdurRahman Islam

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani