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Can men wear silver jewelry?

Question: What is the ruling on men wearing jewelry in the Maliki school? can they wear silver rings, etc?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

As Imam Khalil mentions in his Mukhtasar, it is impermissible for men to wear jewelry- including clothing, embroidery, buttons, and even belts- made out of gold and silver except for one exception: a silver ring. However, this silver ring has conditions:

  1. It is worn in imitation of the Prophet ﷺ as a Sunnah.
  2. It is equivalent to the weight of two dirhams, roughly 5.94 grams.
  3. It is a single ring, not multiple rings, even if the multiple rings’ weight is below two dirhams.
  4. The silver is not mixed with gold.

If the first condition is met, then wearing the ring is praiseworthy. If any of the three following conditions are not met, then it is impermissible to wear the ring(s). It is also recommended (mandub) to wear the ring on the left hand. Likewise, if the ring has a stone, it is liked for the stone to be pointed inwards, towards the palm.

And Allah knows best.

Written by Uthman Qureshi (Checked and approved by Shaykh Rami Nsour)

[Source: Hashiyat Al-Dasouqi 1/63]

(وَ) إلَّا (خَاتَمَ الْفِضَّةِ) فَيَجُوزُ بَلْ يُنْدَبُ إنْ لَبِسَهُ لِلسُّنَّةِ لَا لِعُجْبٍ وَاتَّحَدَ وَكَانَ دِرْهَمَيْنِ فَأَقَلَّ وَإِلَّا حَرُمَ وَنُدِبَ جَعْلُهُ فِي الْيُسْرَى (لَا) يَجُوزُ لِلذَّكَرِ (مَا) أَيْ خَاتَمٌ (بَعْضُهُ ذَهَبٌ) (وَلَوْ قَلَّ)…

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