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Question: Assalam ‘alaikum,
1. What is the best material to get a ring made out of?
2. Is there a specific weight that should be adhered to?
3. Should an average muslim wear a ring? Why do many ulema choose not to?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
According to the Hanafi understanding, wearing a (silver) ring is only considered a Sunnah for those who need to stamp with it, such as a judge (qadhi) or an author.
It is best for other than those who need to use a ring for stamping not to wear a ring. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is understood to have worn a ring for stamping, not adornment. As such, it is only a sunnah for those who have this need. However, as Imam Ibn Abidin mentions, it is permissible for men to wear a silver ring that is equivalent or less than 2.975grams (mithqal).
And Allah alone gives success.
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