With last few days of Ramadan upon us, one of the things that’s definitely on the mind of many is: Gifts! Exchanging gifts is a wonderful way of extending our love to family and friends. And what better occasion to do it than the festive occasion of Eid! Giving gifts is also an act of Sunnah and has highly been encouraged by Prophet (ﷺ)
Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said,
“Give gifts and you will love one another.”Hassan (Al-Albani)
Last year I discussed in a blog post over at Muslimah Bloggers some things we should consider when choosing gifts to give to family and friends. Check out the blog post here.
Apart from all that, a gift doesn’t always need to be something bought off with money. This year with the ongoing pandemic as many of us will not be able to be out and about to meet and greet family, the best gift we can give our loved ones is the gift of time. Pick up that phone, call a loved one and have a good chat.
Having said all the above, I pray we are able to give gifts with the best of intentions this Eid. May our gifts become a source for us to closer to our loved ones and may it recorded for much good in our book of deeds.
May you all have a Ameen ♡