Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to decline an alcohol gift but you felt embarrassed about that?
Exchanging gifts among people from different faiths can be an awkward occasion with hits and misses. For example, what if a friend offered you an alcohol gift? How should you behave in this situation?
Be Grateful, Explain Simply
Ustadh Majed Mahmoud shares some tips to deal gracefully with this dilemma.
You should be grateful for the intention behind the actions of the gift-giver; Most likely they don’t know that their gift contradict your belief.
And remember, “He who does not thank people is not thankful to Allah.”
Declining Alcohol gift can be an Opportunity
In the meantime, it is an opportunity to share some information about Islam and why you have to decline the alcohol gift.
This short video shows how to explain why it was not right for you without offending them.
Source: Faith IQ