I would like to know if wearing a jewellery other than gold or silver and praying is haram for girls?
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
i would like to know if wearing a jewellery other than gold or silver and praying is haram for girls?
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Praying in jewelry
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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Nur verse 31:
31 And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah that ye may attain Bliss.
Allah has bestowed in the inherent nature of the woman to adorn herself with beauty, make-up, jewelry, trinklets, etc.; and there is absolutely no harm or restriction on the believing woman to adorn herself with aids of beauty provided that her beauty is not displayed to non-mehram members of the opposite sex. Islam does not forbid or prohibit a believing woman from adorning herself with aids of beauty like make-up, jewelry, etc. if she wishes to do so. The believing woman, who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, must be careful not to display her beauty and adornments in front of non-mehram men; but she may apply or adorn herself with as much adornment and ornaments as she wishes in front of her mehrams, especially her husband.
There is absolutely no restriction upon the believing women regarding the material or matter of jewelry she may chose to adorn herself with, be it gold or silver or any other metal or matter of her choice; and there is absolutely no harm if she wishes to adorn herself with her jewelry during her prayers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verses 31-33:
31 O children of Adam! Adorn yourself with beautiful adornment (or apparel) at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink, but waste not by excess, for Allah loves not the wasters.
32 Say: ‘Who hath forbidden the beautiful (gifts) of Allah which He hath produced for his servants, and the things clean and pure (which He hath provided) for sustenance?, Say: ‘they are in the life of this world for those who believe, (and) purely for them on the Day of Judgment.’ Thus do We explain the Signs in detail for those who understand.
33 Say: ‘The things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are: ‘shameful deeds whether open or secret; sins and trespasses against the Truth or reason; assigning of partners to Allah for which He has given no authority; and saying things about Allah of which ye have no knowledge.’
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,