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Is it permissible to wear a 9 carat gold ring?

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Question:

Is it permissible to wear a 9 carat gold ring?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

A nine carat gold ring is 9/24 parts gold by mass, or 37.5% gold. This means that 62.5% of the ring is another metal.[1]

The permissibility of wearing such a ring is dependent on the foreign alloy.  Usually, a 9 carat gold ring is made from one of three alloys: copper, nickel or silver. If the alloy is copper, it will not be permissible to wear such a ring.  The wearing of a ring composed of iron, copper, lead or brass is impermissible.[2]

If the alloy is made of nickel or silver, it will be permissible to wear a 9 carat ring.
Women can wear rings from every other material besides the above mentioned metals.[3]

And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best

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[1] http://silverrose.hubpages.com/hub/gold-carats
http://www.750jewellery.com/blog/2010/06/what-is-the-difference-between-9-carat-and-18-carat-gold/
http://www.9carat.co.uk/is9caratgoldthebest.html

[2]  التَّخَتُّمُ بِالْحَدِيدِ وَالصُّفْرِ وَالنُّحَاسِ وَالرَّصَاصِ مَكْرُوهٌ لِلرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ؛ لِأَنَّهُ زِيُّ أَهْلِ النَّارِ (الجوهرة النيرة ج 2 ص 282 مير محمد كتب)

وَأَمَّا التَّخَتُّمُ بِالْحَدِيدِ وَالرَّصَاصِ وَالصُّفْرِ فَحَرَامٌ عَلَى الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ فِي الْخَانِيَّةِ وَالصَّحِيحُ أَنَّهُ لَا بَأْسَ بِحَجَرِ الْيَشْمِ فَإِنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِذَهَبٍ وَحَدِيدٍ وَصُفْرٍ بَلْ حَجَرٌ انْتَهَى مُلَخَّصًا (بريقة محمدية ج 5 ص 420)

وكذا التختم بالحديد لأنه خاتم أهل النار * وكذا الصفر لقوله عليه السلام تختم بالورق ولا تزده على مثقال فظاهر هذا للفظ يقتضي كراهة التختم بالحجر الذي يقال له يشم والصحيح أنه لا بأس به لأنه ليس بذهب ولا حديد ولا صفر بل هو حجر (فتاوى قاضي خان ج 3 ص 316 قديمي كتب)

[3]  فتاوى رشيدية ص 595 عالمي مجلس

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