Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question:

I am a Christian American and want to understand some Shafi’i Muslim customs. I have a friend who is Kurdish, Shafi`i Muslim and lives in Turkey. Can I send her a gift of a silver necklace with a small pendant holding an opal, and two diamond chips? Is this something allowed in her religion?

Answer: Thank you for your question. Yes, it is permissible for you to give her such a gift, as Muslim women are allowed to wear any precious metals and jewels. I pray that Allah increases you in every good and preserves your friendship with your friend in Turkey! Please don’t hesitate to ask any further questions that you may have.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

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

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