A man wearing a carnelian ring

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  • Publish date:21/11/2011
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 Question

as i written before about wearing gem stone rings so it is doubtful about wearing a stone ring or not, nowadays i have been wearing a carnelian ring so it can be of no issue if i keep it wearing or turn it into silver.

 

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Some scholars  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  them are of the view that it is disliked for a man to wear gem stones; their evidence is that wearing them could be an act of extravagance and imitating women’s fashion. So, wearing them is a doubtful matter and it is better to avoid it.

As regards wearing carnelian, then most scholars  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  them are of the view that it is permissible, and there is even a narration in the Hanbali school of jurisprudence that it is desirable to wear it, and they have another narration that it is just permissible like the view of the majority of the scholars  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  them.

Therefore, it is permissible for you to continue wearing the carnelian ring, but if you leave it and wear a silver ring, then this is better, as by doing so, you would act according to the Sunnah because Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) had a ring made of silver.

Allah Knows best.

Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

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