Q: Assalaamualaikum respected Mufti Saab
Please advise me on what type of wedding rings for males are allowed. Currently there are titanium and platinum rings. I even heard a notion that you are allowed to mix elements as long as the silver content is the majority. Is this true?
Also is it allowed for males to wear diamonds on the rings?
A: There is no concept as a wedding ring in the Shariah..
There is a Hadith which is narrated by Abdullah bin Bareera (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) who narrates from his father that a person wearing a ring made of brass came to Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam). Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said to him, "I get the smell of idols from you." This person flung the ring away and came again with a ring made of iron. This time Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, "I see the jewellery of the people of hell on you." This person flung the ring away and asked, "O Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) from what should I make the ring?" Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) answered saying, "Make it from silver and do not allow its weight to exceed one mithqaal."
A mithqaal has been worked out to be approximately 4.374 grams.
From this Hadith the Jurists have deduced that it is not permissible to wear rings made of metals other than gold or silver. Titanium is a metal other than gold or silver and accordingly may not be worn. A man is only permitted to wear a silver ring weighing no more than 4.374 grams, whilst women are allowed to wear rings of gold and/or silver only. A diamond may be put on the ring.
And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti) M.D. Mangera (Mufti)
Fatwa Dept. Fatwa Dept.