Are Wedding Rings Necessary in Marriage?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


If we are a young couple and finance is an issue for now, do we need to provide each other with rings, or what is the ruling on that?


Thank you for your question. May Allah bless your union, fill it with goodness, and make it an example of following the sunna of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).


Exchanging rings is a manifestation of culture and is not required in Islam, nor even sunna. It is noteworthy that a man may only wear a silver ring, according to most schools of thought, and those are pretty affordable.

Please see these links for more details:
Are Wedding Rings Impermissible?
Is It Permissible To Wear an Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring if I Don’t Intend To Imitate Non-Muslims?

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.