Using gold and silver as a treatment

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Q: I am having treatment from arvyeda doctor. He uses Indian method and Chinese method of healing and he also uses reiki . He uses needles that are used in acupuncture. Needles made of gold and silver. That doctor told me to drink from pure silver cup and eat from our silver plate. My health was very bad. I was very bad and I was absent minded all the time. Now it’s better much better. Now my health is getting better. The doctor told me not to leave this treatment. He also recommend me to wear a gold ring. As this will also be useful for my health. He told me that gold has proven health benefits by scientists and some researchers. He also told me to wear silver chain men style. Maybe later he will tell me to drink in gold. Is it allowed in Islam to drink in silver and gold and men to wear gold for treatment purposes?


A: It is not permissible.

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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