Adding a Clause or a Condition When Gifting an Item

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Fatwa ID: 05760

 

Answered by: Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

 

Question:

 

Whilst alive if I give all my wealth and property in equal shares to my children, can I add a clause, that allows me to collect income or rent on the assets I gave away until I die. Is that Shari’ah-compliant?

 

 

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

Answer:

 

Once wealth or property is gifted to someone, complete ownership is transferred to them. In the described case, such conditions or clauses are impermissible. (See: Rad Al-Muḥtār, Vol 5, Page 241, Dār Al-Fikr)1

 

 

Only Allāh knows best.

Written by Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

1 أَنَّ كُلَّ مَا كَانَ مِنْ التَّمْلِيكَاتِ أَوْ التَّقْيِيدَاتِ كَرَجْعَةٍ يَبْطُلُ تَعْلِيقُهُ بِالشَّرْطِ – كتاب الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين رد المحتار ج٥/ ص٢٤١ دار الفكر

 

 

 

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