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Wearing Minute Amounts of Gold

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of wearing watches with minute amounts of gold on the face or the movements.

 

Question:

Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.

Islam forbids men from wearing any gold. Is it halal to wear a stainless steel watch with gold on the hands? What if there’s no gold on the outside of the watch, but there’s gold used in the inside movement of the watch? I heard even some smart watches use gold in the components.

I would like to know the Islamic point of view on these questions.

I’ve been thinking about buying a particular watch that has a small amount of gold on the dial, when no gold can touch the hand.
 

 

Answer:

Wa alaykum assaalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.

Dear questioner,

If the gold is only atoms think, which is often case, and it is such that a goldsmith could not extract any real among of gold from it, then it would be perfectly fine. (Bushra al-Karim)

If you ask the company, I’m almost certain that’s what they will tell you.

I pray this helps.

Farid

 

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.


https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/13702/

 

Can I Wear a Watch Which Is Gold Plated?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Question: Assalamu alaykum

What is the ruling for men using watches that has mechanical parts that are gold painted or plated?

Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh

I pray you are well.

Yes, it would be permitted to wear a watch which is gold plated (al-Laknawai, Abdul-Hayy; Naf’ al-Mufti wa al-Saʾil)

May Allah bless you with the best of both worlds.

Wassalam,
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 to study and sit at the feet of some of the most erudite scholars of our time.

Over the following eighteen months he studied a traditional curriculum, studying with scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years, in Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Theology, Hadith Methodology and Commentary, Shama’il, and Logic with teachers such as Dr Ashraf Muneeb, Dr Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr Mansur Abu Zina amongst others. He was also given two licences of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabr and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic Sciences, Tafsir, Arabic Grammar, and Rhetoric.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.