Imitation Rings for Women

 

Shortened Question:

Is it permissible for women to wear imitation rings?

Question:

Mufti Saheb, please advice with the following question. Is it permissible for women to wear imitation rings? JazakAllah

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, women are only permitted to wear rings made of silver or gold[1] and of no other type of metal[2]. Imitation rings are not made from real gold or silver but made in lead and zinc only[3]. Thus, it is not permissible for men or women to wear imitation rings[4]. However, it will be permissible to wear a ring which is not made of silver but it is simply plated with silver[5].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
UK

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net

 

References

[1] [Radd al-Muhtār alā al-Durr al-mukhtār, 6: 360, H.M. Saeed]

Bahishti Zewar Complete, pg. 183, Islamic Book Service;

Aap Ke Masaail Aur Unka Hal, vol. 7, pg. 149, Maktabah Ludhanwiyyah;

Ahsanul Fatawa, vol. 8, pg. 70, HM Saeed Company;

Fatawa Mahmudiyyah, vol. 19, pg. 339, Darul Iftaa Jami'ah Faruqiyyah;

(وَأَمَّا) التَّخَتُّمُ بِمَا سِوَى الذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ مِنْ الْحَدِيدِ وَالنُّحَاسِ وَالصِّفْرِ فَمَكْرُوهٌ لِلرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ جَمِيعًا لِأَنَّهُ زِيُّ أَهْلِ النَّارِ لِمَا رَوَيْنَا مِنْ الْحَدِيثِ.

[Badā`I al-sanā`I, 6: 526, Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyyah]

(وَيَجُوزُ لِلنِّسَاءِ التَّحَلِّي بِالذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ لَا) يَجُوزُ (لِلرِّجَالِ) أَمَّا بِالذَّهَبِ فَلِمَا رَوَيْنَا وَأَمَّا بِالْفِضَّةِ فَلِأَنَّهَا فِي مَعْنَى الذَّهَبِ فِي التَّزَيُّنِ وَوُقُوعُ التَّفَاخُرِ بِهَا

[Majma` al-Anhur, 2: 535, Dār Ihyā al-Turāth]

[2] وَفِي الْجَوْهَرَةِ وَالتَّخَتُّمُ بِالْحَدِيدِ وَالصُّفْرِ وَالنُّحَاسِ وَالرَّصَاصِ مَكْرُوهٌ لِلرَّجُلِ وَالنِّسَاءِ

[Radd al-Muhtar alā al-Durr al-Mukhtār, 6: 359, H.M. Saeed]

(واماالتختم بالحديدوالرصاص والصفر فهوحرام على الرجال والنساءجميعا.

Al-Fatāwā al-Tatārkhāniyah, 18: 125, Maktabah Zakariyah]

وَأَمَّا التَّخَتُّمُ بِالْحَدِيدِ وَالرَّصَاصِ وَالصُّفْرِ فَحَرَامٌ عَلَى الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ فِي الْخَانِيَّةِ وَالصَّحِيحُ أَنَّهُ لَا بَأْسَ بِحَجَرِ الْيَشْمِ فَإِنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِذَهَبٍ وَحَدِيدٍ وَصُفْرٍ بَلْ حَجَرٌ انْتَهَى مُلَخَّصًا

[Barīqah Mahmūdiyah, 5: 418, al-Maktabah al-Shāmilah]

التَّخَتُّمُ بِالْحَدِيدِ وَالصُّفْرِ وَالنُّحَاسِ وَالرَّصَاصِ مَكْرُوهٌ لِلرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ؛ لِأَنَّهُ زِيُّ أَهْلِ النَّارِ

[al-Jawharat al-Nayyirah, 2: 282, Mīr Muhammad Kutub]

[3] http://www.jewelrypa.in/2012/08/16/what-is-artificial-jewelry-or-imitation-jewelry/

[4] [Tabyīn al-Haqā`iq, 7: 35]

[5] وَلَا بَأْسَ بِأَنْ يَتَّخِذَ خَاتَمَ حَدِيدٍ قد لُوِيَ عليه فِضَّةٌ أو أُلْبِسَ بِفِضَّةٍ حتى لَا يُرَى كَذَا في الْمُحِيطِ

[al-Fatāwā al-Hindiyyah, 5: 335, Maktabah Rashīdiyyah]

لَا بَأْسَ بِأَنْ يُتَّخَذَ خَاتَمُ حَدِيدٍ قَدْ لُوِيَ عَلَيْهِ فِضَّةٌ وَأُلْبِسَ بِفِضَّةٍ حَتَّى لَا يُرَى تَتَارْخَانِيَّةٌ

[Radd al-Muhtār alā al-Durr al-Mukhtār, 6: 360, H. M. Saeed]

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