Five cases where the present cannot be taken back/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about cases where the present cannot be taken back.

Question: In what conditions the given present can be taken back?

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: A person who gives a present to another person can take it back except in five cases.

  1. Has given the present with the intention of obeying and satisfaction of God.
  2. Has given the present to one of the close relatives.
  3. The person who has received the present has given something in exchange, with or without condition.
  4. The present has been transferred to another person’s ownership like selling it or etc.
  5. The present receiver has made changes to it.


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