Accepting gifts from companies you deal with

Q 10: we are civil servants in a governmental department that had a contract with another company to supply us with fuel. The company offered us some cards as gifts, as we are the coordinators between the two parties. We are sure that these gifts are not added to the company expenditures. (Part No. 23; Page No. 581) It should be noted that their expenditures are audited by senior officials in the department of financial affairs.

A: It is not permissible to take these gifts from the companies you deal with as they are considered bribes. Indeed, the gifts given to those in authority are ill-gotten gains.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.