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Gold Plated Rings

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Azaadville


I’ve received a ring as a gift which is stainless steel double plated in 18 carat gold .. Is it permissible for females to use? 


Yes, it will be permissible for women to wear a ring which have been plated with 18 carat gold. If the carat content of the gold is more than half in a ring, it will be regarded as gold and if it is less than half, then it will not be considered to be gold and will not be permissible to wear.  The same applies for silver, that the silver content be more than half. Since 18 carat gold contains 75 per cent gold and 25 per cent other metals, it will be classified as gold and hence permissible to wear.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

[فرع] لا بأس بأن يتخذ خاتم حديد قد لوي عليهفضة وألبس بفضة حتى لا يرى تتارخانية (رد المحتار ج٦ ص٣٦٠)

This answer was collected from the official Ifta website of Darul Uloom Azaadville, South Africa. Most of the answers are checked and approved by Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

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