Gifts: Ruling on buying back of presents

Posted on January 14, 2008


Volume 003 :: Book 047 (Gifts) :: Hadith 804

Narated By ‘Umar bin Al-Khatab :

Once I gave a horse (for riding) in Allah’s Cause. Later I saw it being sold. I asked Allah’s Apostle (whether I could buy it). He said, “Don’t buy it, for you should not get back what you have given in charity.”

Volume 003 :: Book 047 (Gifts) :: Hadith 792

Narated By ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab :

I gave a horse in Allah’s Cause. The person to whom it was given, did not look after it. I intended to buy it from him, thinking that he would sell it cheap. When I asked the Prophet he said, “Don’t buy it, even if he gives it to you for one Dirham, as the person who takes back what he has given in charity, is like a dog that swallows back its vomit.”