Is It Permissible to Buy and Sell Gold Watches Made for Men?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Would it be permissible to buy and sell luxury watches, particularly gold ones, meant for men without the intention to wear them? Mainly, would it be sinful to sell a gold watch to a non-Muslim man? Does the ruling change if the watch is gold-plated as opposed to solid gold?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are well.

It would be permissible to sell gold-plated and luxury watches to Muslims and Non-Muslim alike. As for selling solid gold watches to non-Muslims, it would be impermissible to sell. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.