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Could You Please Mention Specifically Which Rings Women Are Not Allowed To Wear?

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Answered by: Alimah Habiba Akhtar


Could you please mention specifically which rings women are not allowed to wear? It mentions iron, brass, copper, and lead. What about rings from alloy? or rings that are stainless steel? what about rings that tarnish and rust?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


According to the shariah, women are specifically allowed to wear rings of gold and silver. To wear rings made of lead/iron or other than it is disliked. As you’ve stated, rings made of iron, copper, brass and glass are Makruh to wear. (1)

Hence, you should avoid wearing rings that are made of anything other than gold and silver.

Nevertheless, rings that are made of other materials that are coated in gold or silver are permissible. (2)

Thus, depending on the dominant metal in the alloy, the ring will be permissible if it’s mainly made of silver or gold.

Rings made of other than silver and gold will not be permissible.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Habiba Akhtar

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


والتختم بالحديد والصفر والنحاس والرصاص مكروه للرجل والنساء

Fadlulalihis Samad fi tawdeehil adabul mufrad, Volume 2, page 316, DKI


ولا بأس بأن يتخذ خاتم حديد قد لوي عليه فضة أو ألبس بفضة حتى لا يرى كذا في المحيط

Fatawa Hindiyyah, Vol 5, Page 414, DKI

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