Is Jewelry Haram? Specific provisions for men and women

Suhel Ahmad

Is Jewelry Haram

One of the means of decorating people is jewelry, which increases their physical beauty. Almost all nations of the world use ornaments. Examples of the use of various jewelry can be found in civilizations dating back thousands of years. But – is jewelry haram? We need to know the answer to this question.

Is jewelry Haram?

No, generally jewelry is not haram in Islam. But jewelry is haram for men. They cannot wear gold rings and chains. there is no such restriction in the case of women. Muslim women can wear as much gold jewelry as they want.

There is no restriction on Muslim women wearing gold and silver jewelry. Men are only allowed to wear silver rings weighing less than 450 grams.

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrates that once the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saw a gold ring on a man’s hand, He took it out of his hand, threw it away, and said, “Does any of you deliberately use the anger of Hell?”

Then, when the Prophet (PBUH) left, the man was told, “Pick up your ring and put it to other use.” (Or sell it and use the price.) But the man said, “By Allah! I will never accept what the Messenger of God (PBUH) has thrown away.” (Muslim 2090 No.)

It appears that exceptionally, gold nose ties are permitted in Islam for men. When Sahabi Arfaza’s nose was cut off, the Prophet (PBUH) ordered him to make a golden nose. (Ahmad 18527, Abu Dawud 4232, Tirmidhi 1770, Nasa’i 5161)

Position of jewelry in Islam

Jewelry is a symbol of nobility

In the pre-Islamic era, ornamentation was seen as a symbol of nobility, as evidenced in the Holy Qur’an.

Al-Qur’an has stated, ‘But if he was a prophet, why was he not given a gold necklace, or why did the angels not come with him in groups?’ (Surah: Zukhruf, verse: 53)

The structure and nature of ornaments vary according to caste and culture. Even in places where the touch of civilization has not yet reached, the use of ornaments can be observed.

For example, the tribes living in the Amazon forest use ornaments made of bones, teeth, etc., of various animals. Gold and silver ornaments are most commonly used in modern civilization.

Jewelry made of iron was highly prized in the ancient Egyptian civilization. In the late 20th century, platinum jewelry also began to be made.

When jewelry is a memory of love

Sometimes, jewelry becomes priceless because of its wearer. Many emotions, memories, and love are mixed with him. It has been a symbol of love for the family for generations.

This happened in the life of the Prophet (PBUH). When the Muslims won the Battle of Badr, the husband of the Prophet’s daughter, Zainab (RA), was captured along with other opponents. Zaynab (RA) sent the gift rate given by mother Khadija (RA) as her husband’s ransom. Seeing the loss in the eyes of the Prophet (PBUH), he became emotional.

Later, the Sahaba consulted with Keram and arranged to free Zainab’s (R.A.) husband. I also sent back the necklace of the mother of Zainab (RA). (Abu Dawud, Hadith: 2692)

Is Jewelry Haram
Jewelry Haram

When jewelry is a friend of danger

Throughout the history of the world, many types of coins have appeared and disappeared. According to experts, there will be no paper currency in the future world. It is understood that paper currency may lose value, and its appeal may decrease.

However, the demand for jewelry or gold is increasing day by day. In the day of danger, jewelry, etc., can be a great way to eliminate it. There is precedent in the above hadith. The Prophet’s daughter sent her mother’s dowry as ransom for her husband. (previously)

When jewelry is a means of salvation

Jewelry can sometimes be a means of salvation. During the time of the Prophet (PBUH), women took off their jewelry and donated it in the hope of being freed from hell.

Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said, The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) went out on the day of Eid and offered two Rak’as of prayer. Before and after that, he did not perform any Nafal Salat. He then approached the women and instructed them to give charity. Then they continued to give their necklaces and garlands in charity. (Bukhari, Hadith: 5881)

Revelation on the incident of jewelry

Once ,tthe Prophet’s aravan stopped at Baida, the entrance to Madinah, due to the loss of a piece of jyesha (jewelry R.A.).

Later, when it was time for Fajr prayer, Azu water could not be found, and the order of Tayammum was revealed in the Holy Qur’an based on this.

Then Usayd Ibn Huzair addressed Ayesha (R.A.) and said, O descendant of Abu Bakr! AllaTa’alahas blessed humanity because of you. You are welfare and welfare for people. (Bukhari, Hadith: 4608)

Jewelry also has to pay Zakat

In Islam does not Haram for women from collecting jewelry for adornment. However, every believer must pay Zakat if he has jewelry. As it increases the blessing of sustenance, wealth also does not cause displeasure of Allah.

Otherwise,it may lead to hell. Abdullah Ibn Shaddad Ibn al-Haad (RA) said, When we went to Aisha (RA), the wife of the Prophet (RA), she said, “nice the Messenger of Allah (RA) came to me and saw a large silver ring on my hand and asked – Hey Ayesha! What is it?

I said, O Messenger of God! I made it for your decoration. He said, do you give them Zakat? I said, No, or whatever Allah wills. He said, “he is enough to take you to the fire (of Hell).”(Abu Dawud, Hadith: 1565)

FAQs – About is Jewelry Haram?

Is it haram to wear jewelry as a man?

Yes, it’s haram to wear jewelry as a man. Because it is only the right of women to enhance the beauty of their appearance with jewelry. And Islam does not allow men to resemble women at all.

Therefore, it is not permissible for men to use gold chains, watches, rings, buttons, pens, etc. Since the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “Gold and silk are lawful for the women of my Ummah and forbidden for the men.” (Tirmidhi, Nasa’i, Mishkat no. 4341)

What kind of jewelry is allowed in Islam?

Islam generally permits the wearing of gold and silver jewelry. For example, rings and necklaces are allowed for women. However, men are forbidden to wear jewelry. Because jewelry is the right of women.

Is there a specific Haram on men wearing jewelry in Islam?

Yes, men are prohibited from wearing certain types of jewelry. For example, gold is always haram for Muslim men. But they can wear silver rings. Why can’t you wear silver jewelry other than rings?

What about gemstones and precious stones in jewelry?

The use of gemstones and precious stones in jewelry is generally permitted. It is essential to ensure that the source of these stones is halal, and any practice involved in obtaining them must adhere to Islamic principles.

Can jewelry be Haram during prayer?

Yes, jewelry can be worn during Salat. If you pray after it, it will be purified. However, while performing ablution, the ring, and other jewelry should be moved, and the water should reach inside.

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