Monday, September 24, 2012

Scientific Reasoning -Why Men are forbidden to wear Gold in Islam?

“Are men allowed to wear white gold rings or those that are made from platinum, metal, wood, brass, etc?” 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

It is unlawful for men to adorn themselves with any type of jewellery besides a silver ring. Gold has been decisively prohibited for men by the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace).

Sayyiduna Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
‘Gold and silk have been made lawful for the women of my Ummah and prohibited for men’ (Sunan Tirmizi & Sunan Nasa’i).

Sayyiduna Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) held silk in his right hand and gold in his left, and then said: ‘These two have been prohibited for the males of my Ummah’ (Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan Nasa’i & Musnad Ahmad.

Sayyiduna Ali (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) forbade the wearing of gold rings (Sahih Muslim).

Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the 
Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) saw a man wearing a gold ring. He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) took of the ring, flung it and said: ‘One of you desires the live coal of fire, thus places it in his hand’ (Sahih Muslim).

Due to the above narrations, it is unlawful (haram) for men to wear any type of gold jewellery. This also includes white gold, as the ruling is for gold regardless of the colour. Gold is Haram for men whether it is white or yellow.

Rings made from other than gold

In the Hanafi Madhhab, the only jewellery men are permitted to wear is a silver ring. Rings made from other than silver are impermissible, such as rings made from stone, metal, brass, platinum, etc.
Imam al-Haskafi (may Allah have mercy on him) states in his famous treaties in Hanafi Fiqh, Durr al-Mukhtar:

‘It is not permissible for a man to adorn himself with any type of gold and silver besides a ring’.. And it is impermissible to wear a ring except that which is made from silver, as silver rings are sufficient (for stamping. m), thus it will be unlawful (haram) to wear rings made from other then silver.’

The great Hanafi jurist, Allama Ibn Abidin (may Allah have mercy on him) comments on the above in his super commentary (hashiya) saying:
‘It is Haram to wear other than a silver ring, because of what Imam Tahawi related with his chain of narrators to Sayyiduna Imran ibn Husain and Sayyiduna Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with both of them) that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) forbade the wearing of gold rings. And it is narrated that a man came to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) wearing a ring made of brass. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: ‘What is it that I smell the odour of idols from you, so he got rid of the ring. Then he came to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) wearing a ring made of iron. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: ‘What is it that I find on you the adornment of the people of hellfire’, so he got rid of it and said: ‘From what substance should I make my ring O Messenger of Allah?’ The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: ‘Make it from silver that is less then one Mithqal’.

It becomes clear from the above narrations that to wear a ring that is made from gold, iron, metal and brass is Haram’ (Radd al-Muhtar, 6/359, fasl fi al-libas).

The above statement of one the major Hanafi Imams is clear in determining the prohibition of wearing rings that are made from other than silver. However, it should be remembered here that consideration is taken of the ring itself and not the stone, as mentioned in Durr al-Mukhtar.

Is wearing a ring Sunnah?
According to the Hanafi understanding (ijtihad), 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 knows best


Why are men forbidden wearing gold ..........?

In Islam a man is forbidden from wear gold 1400 years ago, The harmful effects of men wearing gold were discovered in latest scientific research that found negative impact for men who wear gold.

Nanoparticles of different materials have shown skin’s permeability limitations. In many experiments, gold nanoparticles 40 nm in diameter or smaller are used and have shown to penetrate to the epidermis. Titanium oxide (TiO2), zinc oxide (ZnO), and silver nanoparticles are ineffective in penetrating the skin past the stratum corneum.[22][26] Cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots have proven to penetrate very effectively when they have certain properties. Because CdSe is toxic to living organisms, the particle must be covered in a surface group. An experiment comparing the permeability of quantum dots coated in polyethylene glycol (PEG), PEG-amine, and carboxylic acid concluded the PEG and PEG-amine surface groups allowed for the greatest penetration of particles. The carboxylic acid coated particles did not penetrate past the stratum corneum.[25] 

Experts explained that, traditionally used to make the gold engagement ring would have a negative impact on the males body.This is because, over time, gold will begin to oxidation and produce some of the compounds.These compounds will have an impact on the male gonads and may induce sexual dysfunction.Test showed that even a milligram of gold oxide is enough to damage the normal work of male gonads.
At the same time, gold oxides on women's health is not a negative impact.Scientists explained that this was mainly due to female gonadal system better able to withstand the impact of the outside world, so gold oxides will not cause damage to them. 


This is a review of scientific or medical analysis .... The physicists have concluded that the gold atom can penetrate into the skin and into the human blood, and if a man wearing a certain amount of gold in the long term, the impact on which is caused in the blood and urine will contain gold atoms in the percentage that exceeds the limit (this incident is also known as "migration of gold ')

And if this happens, it could lead to Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's is a disease where the person loses all mental and physical abilities as well as causing back like a child. Alzheimer's is not normal aging, but it is a compulsion or forced aging.

And why Islam allows women to wear gold ? Because it is noteworthy that women do not suffer from this problem because every month, harmful particles resulting from the use of gold released through menstruation (menses).

It turned out that Islam is so great, what is forbidden by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was for the benefit of mankind itself though there were no physicists and scientific research on this subject at the time of Prophet Muhammad نبي صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ about 1400 years ago. 

Abu Moosa al-Ash'ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Silk and gold have been permitted for the females of my ummah, and have been forbidden for the males." (Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 4/393; see also Saheeh al-Jaami', 207).

The market nowadays is filled with any number of items designed for men, such as watches, spectacles, buttons, pens, chains and so-called "medallions," made of gold of various standards, or completely gold-plated. One of the common sins occurs in competitions where among the prizes are men's gold watches.

Ibn 'Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saw a man wearing a gold ring; he took it and threw it aside, saying, "Would any of you take a burning ember from Hell and hold it in his hand?" After the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had gone away, someone suggested to the man: "Why don't you take your ring and benefit from it (sell it)?" He said, "No, by Allah, I will never take it back when the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has thrown it aside." (Reported by Muslim, 3/1655)."

[Source: 'PROHIBITIONS THAT ARE TAKEN TOO LIGHTLY' - a book by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid]

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