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Gifts and circumcision during hajj.

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My husband is working in purchasing dept  and usually he gets gifts from the supplier.  In my opinion these gifts are haram for us but my husband says no as everybody in dept is getting such gifts it is ok , please guide me in the light of Quran and Haidath.

 
Since the month of Hajj will be starting is it allowed to do circumcision of newly born child (or anybody)during these first ten daysPlease send me early reply

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Gifts and circumcision during hajj

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Your Question: My husband is working in purchasing dept  and usually he gets gifts from the supplier.  In my opinion these gifts are haram for us but my husband says no as everybody in dept is getting such gifts it is ok , please guide me in the light of Quran and Haidath.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.305 Narrated by Abu Humaid As Saidi

The Prophet (saws) employed Ibn Al-Utbiyya to collect Zakah from the tribe of Bani Sulaim, and when he returned (with the zakah dues) to Allah's Messenger (saws), the Prophet (saws) called him to account, and he (Al-Utbiyya) said, "This (amount) is for you, and this was given to me as a present." Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Why don't you stay at your father's house or your mother's house to see whether you will be given gifts or not, if you are telling the truth?" Then Allah's Messenger (saws) stood up and addressed the people, and after glorifying and praising Allah, he (saws) said: I employ some men from among you for some job which Allah has placed in my charge, and then one of you comes to me and says, 'This (amount) is for you and this is a gift given to me.' Why doesn't he stay at the house of his father or the house of his mother and see whether he will be given gifts or not if he was telling the truth? By Allah, none of you takes anything of it for himself unlawfully, but he will meet Allah on the Day of Resurrection carrying it on his neck! I do not want to see any of you carrying a grunting camel, or a mooing cow, or a bleating sheep, on meeting Allah." Then the Prophet raised both his hands till I saw the whiteness of his armpits, and he (saws) said: Haven't I conveyed Allah's Message!"

 

Respected sister in Islam, if your husband is employed and is working in an organization in a position of authority, and because of his position he receives any gift from the suppliers.to take the gift for himself would indeed be unlawful for him in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.

 

It would only be piety and righteousness on his part to either abstain from accepting gifts from that position altogether, or if he is forced to take it by the suppliers, he should present that gift to the company. If the owners of the company then give the gift back to him or allow him to keep the gift, there is absolutely no harm. But for your husband to accept the gift for himself, a gift which he received only because he was placed in a position of authority by the management of the company, without getting specific approval from the owners or the management of the company would be absolutely unlawful for him in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.

 

Your Question: Since the month of Hajj will be starting is it allowed to do circumcision of newly born child (or anybody)during these first ten days

There is absolutely no day or night of the year on which it is specified in Shariah that circumcision of a new-born child is prohibited.be it the first ten days of Hajj or any other days of the year.

 

Except for those pilgrims who are actually in the state of ehram for pilgrimage, one is at absolute liberty to perform the circumcision at any time of the year they wish or is convenient for them.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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