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Jewellery Such as a Ring, Bracelet or Necklace for Men

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org
Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt

Question:

Is it permissible in Islam for a man to wear a bracelet (gold, silver, platinum and any other precious metal) or to wear a ring (gold or white gold)?

Answer:

In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question.

According to Islamic jurists, jewellery is only to be worn by women. Men are not to wear bracelets, anklets and chains.

Silver rings are permissible for men since the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) had a sliver ring made for himself. (See: Rad al Mukhtār)

“Gold and silk have been made lawful for the women of my community and prohibited for men.” (Tirmidhī)

‘Alī (may God be pleased with him) said, “I saw the Messenger of God, (peace and blessings upon him), take some silk and put it in his right hand and take some gold and put it in his left hand, then say, ‘These two are unlawful for the men of my community.’” (Sunan Abī Dāwūd)

And Allāh Knows Best

This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

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