Is taking back of haram gifts permissible?


May Allah’s Mercy be on you.

When I got to know that drawing human sketches is haram, I’ve destroyed the sketches I drew. But there’s a sketch I’ve gifted to a Hindu friend. What do I do about this? Plz help me. I do not wish to incur Allah’s wrath.


Once you have gifted something to somebody, you cannot return it back. Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah said, “He who gives something (to someone) as a gift and then gets it back (from him or her) is like a dog which eats its own vomit.”

Another narration reads,

“He who gets back his charity is like a dog which vomits and then returns to that and eats it.” (Muslim)

I suggest you offer him a compensation and return it back from him if he appreciates your situation. Otherwise, you inform him about Islamic standing on images to clear yourself of any responsibility.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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