Q. How come we’re not able to wear gold? I know the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him only wore silver and we all follow him but is there any other reason?
A. The prohibition for men to wear gold is on account of the clear directives of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A). In one narration, he (the Prophet (S.A)) said, ‘Gold and silk are permitted to the women of my nation and forbidden to the men.’ (Nasai, Trimizi, Ahmad)
In another tradition recorded by Imam Bukhari and Muslim, the Prophet (S.A) prohibited men from wearing gold rings.
On one occasion, the Messenger of Allah (S.A) saw a man with a gold ring on his hand, he removed it and hurled it unto the ground. He then said, ‘One of you takes an amber from the fire (of Hell) and then puts it on his hand.’ (Muslim).
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan
This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.