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One of my friends who is a Muslim wants to gift his property. He has been told that under Muslim Law an oral gift can be made. Can a Muslim make an oral gift and how the same can be lawfully done?

- by Ramesh, Basavanagudi

A Mohamdean can gift an immovable property by making an oral gift provided three ingredients are satisfied. These ingredients are (a) there must be a declaration of gift, (b) there must be an acceptance of gift by the donee, and (c) the possession of the property which is the subject matter of the gift must have been delivered to the donee, where the donor and the donee reside together an overt act is necessary. Unless these three valid requirements of declaration, acceptance and possession are satisfied, an oral gift under Mohamadean Law is not valid.


These are all the legal questions answered by Advocate S.Selvakumar in various magazines, in various occasion including realestate reporter monthly.