Wearing precious stones in the belief that they have effect on human life
Fatwa No: 105120


Salam, I want to ask whether wearing stones is allowed in Islam or not. By stones i mean stones like Ruby, etc which people claim to have effect on human lives. If some person will wear it but keeping faith in Allah is it allowed in that regard. As i have to say it to some other person, please give references otherwise he may not agree with the answer. Thanks a lot


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.


It is permissible for women to wear rubies. As regards men, we have already issued Fatwa 90282 clarifying that it is disliked for them to wear it.

Of course, this ruling applies if wearing it is not accompanied with a corrupt belief, like believing that it prevents evil eye or magic, or prevents the harm of the devil, as in this case wearing it becomes forbidden.

A Muslim must believe that benefit and harm are in the Hands of Allaah only. Therefore, he is obliged to rely and have trust in Allaah, and it is not permissible for him to follow the means which are not religiously legislated or approved.

Instead, there are supplications and legislated mention of Allaah that are sufficient to repel such harms.

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 91008.

Allaah Knows best.

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