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Does wearing a Nose-ring and Bangles Extend My Husband’s Life?

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Question: I was told that if I do not wear bangles on my arm or a nose pin in my nose, then my husband’s life expectancy will decrease. Is his life expectancy dependent on these according to Islam?


Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question. I am very relieved and happy to tell you that this is a myth or an old wives’ tale. Your bangles and nose-ring are irrelevant to your husband’s life expectancy.

The best thing that you can do to increase his life expectancy is to make him happy and encourage a healthy regimen of diet and exercise. Consider this hadith:

It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, what type of wife is best? He said, ‘The one who makes (her husband) happy when he looks at her, and she obeys him if he instructs her to do something, and she does not do anything with regard to herself or his wealth in a manner of which he does not approve” [Ahmad].

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.


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