Imitation rings

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Q: We teaching revert ladies. Coming to the type of rings permissible to wear, we explained metal jewellery are not permissible because the idol worshippers used to use it. Now some questions arose. Please give us some clear and simple answer to their understanding Insha Allah.

1) Why is it not permissible to wear imitation rings (i.e the event behind it if there is) and do the idol worshippers used to have a certain tradition behind it or is it just that they used to use it?

2) Why is it then permissible to wear imitation jewellery (besides rings)?

3) Some jewellery are made of animal skin especially (south african) traditional jewellery. Is it allowed to wear such? Even in namaaz?



1 – 2. The hadeeth has said this.

3. Avoid this, as many of these traditions have got their roots in disbelief and kufr, and superstition.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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