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Is Platinum Rings Permissible for Women?

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Question:

I bought my wife a platinum diamond ring a while ago, and would like clarification if platinum wedding ring is permissible for women to wear? I have heard from various non-qualified sources that it may not be permissible.

Answer:

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

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

Platinum (Pt) is a naturally occurring element normally described as the gray-white transition metal.[1] Rings made from platinum are normally made out of pure platinum metal and not alloys.

According to Shari’ah, a woman may only wear a silver or gold ring, hence it is not permissible for a woman to wear a platinum ring.[2]

It would be permissible to sell the platinum ring and purchase another ring.

Alternatively, you may get the ring silver or gold plated. It would then be permissible for you to wear it).[3]

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)

www.fatwa-tt.com

 

 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platinum

[2] والتختم بالحديد والصفر والنحاس والرصاص مكروه للرجل والنساء ( رد المحتار: ج 9 ص 594 )

 

 ويكره التختم بالحديد و بما سوى الفضة إلا الذهب للنساء خاصة ( مختصر الطحاوي: 8/541 )

[3] ولا بأس بأن يتخذ خاتم حديد قد لوي عليه فضة أو ألبس بفضة حتى لا يرى كذا في المحيط….

. (الفتاوى الهندية (5/ 335))

 

This answer was collected from Fatwa-tt.com, which is operated by the Darul Iftaa of Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad and Tobago) under the advice and guidance of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Daamat Barakaatuhum) of South Africa.

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