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Which finger should one wear a ring on?

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Which finger should you put your ring on?

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


It is Makruh Tanzihi for men to wear a ring on the middle and index finger. The reason being is that these fingers are more frequently used; hence it will be preferable to wear it on the ring finger or on the small finger. (Takmila Fath Al-Mulhim P.139 V.4)

Furthermore, it is narrated by Saaidina Ali (RA) that the Prophet of Allah (SAW) forbade him from wearing a ring on this finger and this finger. The narrator says he pointed to the middle and index finger. (Sahih Muslim P.197 V.2)

Only Allah Knows Best.

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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