What Are the Guidelines Regarding Rings According to the Hanafi School?

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Question: Assalam ‘alaikum,

1. What is the best material to get a ring made out of?

2. Is there a specific weight that should be adhered to?

3. Should an average muslim wear a ring? Why do many ulema choose not to?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

According to the Hanafi understanding, wearing a (silver) ring is only considered a Sunnah for those who need to stamp with it, such as a judge (qadhi) or an author.

It is best for other than those who need to use a ring for stamping not to wear a ring. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is understood to have worn a ring for stamping, not adornment. As such, it is only a sunnah for those who have this need. However, as Imam Ibn Abidin mentions, it is permissible for men to wear a silver ring that is equivalent or less than 2.975grams (mithqal).

Please see: Are Men Allowed to Wear Rings Made from Gold and Other Materials?

And Allah alone gives success.


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