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Men wearing rings

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


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Dear Brother,
I have 2 silver rings with gold on it and i wear it in my both hands of the last finger.Is there no harm or is it haraam to wear the ring in the left hand or can i wear both the rings.Thank you.


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Men wearing rings

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4224 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

The Prophet (saws) said: If anyone wants to put a ring of fire on one he loves, let him put a gold ring on him: if anyone wants to put a necklace of fire on one he loves, let him put a gold necklace on him, and if anyone wants to put a bracelet of fire on one he loves let him put a gold bracelet on him. Keep to silver and amuse yourselves with it.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.276 Narrated by Anas bin Malik

When the Prophet (saws) intended to write to the Byzantines, the people said, "They do not read a letter unless it is sealed (stamped)." Therefore the Prophet (saws) took a silver ring--as if I am looking at its glitter now--and its engraving was: "Muhammad, Messenger of Allah."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4391 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Ja'far ; Ali ibn AbuTalib

The Prophet (saws) used to wear a signet-ring on his right hand.


Sahih Muslim Hadith 5225 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik

The ring of Allah's Messenger (saws) was on this, and he pointed towards the little finger of his left hand.


There is no harm in wearing the ring in either the left or right hand, or both hands, if one wishes to do so. But it is absolutely forbidden in Islam for a believing male to wear a ring which has an element of gold in it.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.35a

Allah's Messenger (saws) said concerning silk and gold: "Both of these things, i.e. gold and silk, are forbidden for the males of my ummah, but they are permissible for the females."


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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