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    Fatwa: Giving children 'Eidiyah' a small amount of monetary gift on Eid.

    The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Edicts was asked:

    We have young children, and it is the custom in our country to give them on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr or Al-Adh - something called 'Eidyah': a small amount of money by way of making them happy and joyful. Is this Eid money a bid'ah (religious innovation) or is it alright to give it? Benefit us, may Allh benefit you.

    The Committee responded:

    There is no harm in this, rather it is a good custom: making a Muslim happy - young or old is something encouraged by the pure Islamic teachings.

    From Allh is all success, and may the praise and peace of Allh be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his Family and his Companions.

    The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Edicts

    'Abd Al-'Azz b. 'Abdillh b. Bz


    'Abd Al-'Azz l Al-Shaykh

    Vice Chairman

    Slih Al-Fawzn


    Bakr Ab Zayd


    Fatw Al-Lajnah Al-D`imah 26:348, fatw number 20195.

    Translated by Ab 'Abdillh Owais Al-Hshim

    View the Arabic text on the Committee's official website:
    ام عبد الرحمن صالحة بنت احمد

    Umm AbdurRahmaan Saleha bint Ahmed


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