A seeker studying abroad wrote,
On receiving my first salary here I desire to present a gift to you. I am thinking of getting a fountain pen. I seek your permission to do so.
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah protect and preserve him) replied,
‘I happily give permission (to do so).
However, in present conditions (i.e. being abroad in USA in mid 90s) it might be difficult for you to send it to me. Therefore, (the best way of presenting me a gift would be to) take out few dollars with the intention of presenting them to me and then give this cash in charity or a mosque on my behalf.’