Can I accept silver gifts from my f...

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Can I accept silver gifts from my family when a new baby is born?


I want to ask that, when a new baby born then, the baby's grand mother and grand father of the mothers side, use to gift silver utensils like glass, plates, spoons and other things for the new born child. I want to ask if it is ok to use silver or gold utensils for eating purposes, should such gifts be accepted by the baby's parents.
Thanks a lot


It is legally permissible to accept such kind of gifts provided you pay zakat on them if they reach nisab [minimum amount upon which zakat is due]. However, it is legally impermissible to use them for eating and drinking


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