Men Wearing Ring other than Silver

9th June 2020

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Question: Are men allowed to wear rings other than silver eg. metal or steel, if not is their namaz accepted whilst wearing such a ring, and is there any punishment for doing so?


الجواب حامداً و مصلياً

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



In reference to your query, it is prohibited[1] for a man to wear a ring[2] made of any material besides silver. The prophet sallalahu alaihi wa sallam has very sternly forbade the wearing of gold,[3] and other metal rings for men.

A person’s salah whilst wearing such a ring would be valid as the item itself is pure, but the sin of wearing the ring would still be upon him.


[Allāh Knows Best]


Written by:  Maulana Anas Mullah        Reviewed by: Mufti Abdul Waheed

Attested by: Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department


[1] Fatawa Hindiyya, kitab al hadhr wal ibaahah, bab fil lubs, vol 5, p 335

وَالتَّخَتُّمُ بِالذَّهَبِ حَرَامٌ فِي الصَّحِيحِ، كَذَا فِي الْوَجِيزِ لِلْكَرْدَرِيِّ.

[2] Ibn Nujaym, Al Bahr al raaiq, Kitaab al karahiya, fasl fil lubs, vol 8, p 217

قَالَ – رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ – (وَلَا يَتَحَلَّى الرَّجُلُ بِالذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ إلَّا بِالْخَاتَمِ وَالْمِنْطَقَةِ، وَحِلْيَةُ السَّيْفِ مِنْ الْفِضَّةِ) رَوَيْنَا، غَيْرَ أَنَّ الْخَاتَمَ وَمَا ذَكَرَ مُسْتَثْنًى تَحْقِيقًا لِمَعْنَى النَّمُوذَجِ وَالْفِضَّةِ؛ لِأَنَّهُمَا مِنْ جِنْسٍ وَاحِدٍ

[3] Shaami, Raddul Muhtaar, Kitabul hadhr wal ibaahah, bab al lubs vol 6, p 359

وَلَا يَتَخَتَّمُ) إلَّا بِالْفِضَّةِ لِحُصُولِ الِاسْتِغْنَاءِ بِهَا فَيَحْرُمُ (بِغَيْرِهَا كَحَجَرٍ) وَصَحَّحَ السَّرَخْسِيُّ