Wearing an engagement ring

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If a couple get engaged, but have not yet performed the nikkah, is it permissible for the woman to wear an engagement ring in public?


A: It is permissible to confirm the proposal. However, having an engagement function for this purpose is an unfounded practice. The Sunnah is that when a match is found, then the nikaah should be performed. Delaying in performing the nikaah is against the Sunnah. To put on the ring at the engagement function is a christian custom and hence should be discarded.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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