Wearing Things Made of Silver

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed

Is it permissible for a man to wear the following articles, if they are made of silver: A watch, a medal, a button and a pen? Does the ruling appy to it if it is only plated?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May His abundant blessing and most perfect of peace be on His Beloved Prophet, the best of creation, and his family, companions and followers.

In our school, it is not permissible to wear jewellery made of gold or silver for men, except for a silver ring, which is permissible. Other than it, is haram.

It is also haram for men and women to use things that are made of gold or silver, such as pens and spoons and other things except that jewellery [s. made of it] is permissible for women.

As for things that are plated with gold and silver, it is permissible for a man to wear it and use it, if the gold or silver are so little that if the plated thing was exposed to fire, none of the gold or silver would flow. If any of it would flow, it is not permissible for a man to wear it nor use it. Even for the woman, it would not be permissible to use, unless it is jewellery, for that is permissible for her.

Amjad Rasheed
(Translated by Sr. Shazia Ahmad)

السؤال الرابع : هل يجوز للرجل لبس المواد التالية إذا كانت مصنوعة من فضة: الساعة ، مدالية ، زر ، قلم ؟ وهل ينطبق الحكم عليها إذا كانت مموهة فقط ؟

الجواب : مذهبنا عدمُ جواز لبس حلي الذهب وكذلك الفضة للرجل إلا خاتم الفضة فيجوز أما غيره فحرام ، ويحرم أيضاً على الرجال والنساء استعمالُ الأشياء المصنوعة من الذهب والفضة كالقلم والملاعق وغيرهما إلا الحلي فيجوز للمرأة .

أما ما مُوِّهَ بالذهب والفضة فيجوز للرجل لبسه واستعماله إذا كان الذهب والفضة قليلين بحيث لو عرض الشيءُ المموهُ بأحدهما على النار لم يسلْ شيءٌ من الذهب أو الفضة ، فإن كان يسيل منه شيءٌ بذلك لم يحلَّ للرجل لبسه ، ولا استعماله حتى للمرأة بالنسبة لاستعمال لا للتحلي به فإنه جائز لها .

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