Males and Silver Watches, etc.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah


1.  Is it permissible for a male to wear a watch which is real silver?

2.  Is is permissible for a male to wear a gold-plated or silver-plated watch?



1.       It is not permissible for males to wear watches made of pure silver.  (Raddul Muhtaar, Vol. 5, Page 253, Fataawaa Mahmoodiyah, Vol. 14, Page 421)

2.       It is permissible for males to wear gold and silver plated watches.  (Fataawaa Rahimiyyah, Vol. 2, Page 414)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ilyaas bin Hashim Limbada

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


26 April 2004

05 Rabee’ul Awwal 1425

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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