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Monday, June 8, 2009

Men Wearing Wedding Rings

Q: I would like to know if men are allowed to wear a wedding ring.

Men are allowed to wear a ring made of silver only. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) wore a ring which was used as a seal on correspondence, etc. The Khulafaae Raashideen (Radhiyallaahu Anhum) also wore rings for a similar purpose. This need does not apply today. We do not use rings for this purpose (of applying seals to correspondence, etc) anymore. Although permissible, some jurists are of the opinion that if a ring is not worn for this purpose, then it should not be worn at all.

Also, the tradition of a wedding ring is from other cultures and not from Islam and Muslims. Thus, in our humble opinion, it is best to abstain from wearing a ring.
And Allah Ta'aala knows best. (Raddul Muhtaar)

Prepared by: Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai