Is It Permissible for Men to Wear Gold Cuff Links?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Is it permissible for men to wear gold cuff links in the Hanafi Madhhab (or in any madhhab)? Would they be considered a type of jewelry?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

If one owns shirts that do not have buttons on the cuffs of the sleeves, the use of cufflinks in such a case is not considered jewelry. However, if the cufflinks are gold, it is prohibited for a man to use them as gold is prohibited for men to use. [Nahlawi, al-Durar al-Mubaha]

This ruling is not restricted to jewelry as it applies to anything that is directly used such as utensils, cups, dishes, etc…  [Ibid.]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.