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Are men allowed to wear bracelets and earrings?

 

Question:

 

Are men allowed to wear bracelets and earrings? Like just for fashion and not to imitate women.

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

It is not permissible for men to wear any jewellery other than a silver ring. Bracelets, earrings, anklets etc are all adornments of women regardless of whether one intends to imitate women or not, and Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn `Abbaas Radhiallaahu `Anhumaa said: “Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam cursed the men that imitate women, and the women that imitate men.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [i]

 

Furthermore it is imitation of the Kuffaar, and Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam has said: “Whoever imitates a nation, then he is of them.” – Authentic, from Sunan Abu Daawood. [ii]

These things are not befitting for men and are only worn by effeminates, and regarding them Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn `Abbaas Radhiallaahu `Anhumaa said: “Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam cursed the effeminate men and the masculinised women, and said: “Expel them from your homes.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [iii]

 

 

Imaam Zakariyyaa Al-Ansaari Rahimahullaah says in Asnaa Al-Mataalib: “A man may wear a silver ring for the sake of following (the Sunnah) on the basis of Ijmaa` (consensus), in fact it is Sunnah for him to do so as has been explained in the chapter of ‘what is permissible to wear’, but not wearing bracelets and the like, such as bangles and necklaces, that is not permissible for him even if it’s made of silver, because it is a part of effeminacy which is not befitting for dignified men.” [iv]

 

Imaam Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami Rahimahullaah says in Al-Fataawaa Al-Fiqhiyyatul Kubraa: “It is Haraam to imitate them by wearing jewellery which is specifically for them, such as bracelets and anklets etc, unlike wearing a ring (because that is permissible and not specific for them).” [v]

 

So in conclusion, a man may only wear a silver ring, and not any other form of jewellery, regardless of what material it is made of, and regardless of whether one intends to imitate women or not.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Monday 22nd Dhul Hijjah 1434 – 28th October 2013.

 

 


 [i]عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ: «لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ المُتَشَبِّهِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ بِالنِّسَاءِ، وَالمُتَشَبِّهَاتِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ بِالرِّجَالِ». – رواه الإمام البخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [ii]عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: مَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُمْ. – رواه الإمام أبو داود رحمه الله في سننه بسند صحيح.

 

 [iii]عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ: لَعَنَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ المُخَنَّثِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ، وَالمُتَرَجِّلاَتِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ، وَقَالَ: «أَخْرِجُوهُمْ مِنْ بُيُوتِكُمْ». – رواه الإمام البخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [iv](وَلِلرَّجُلِ لُبْسُ خَاتَمِ الْفِضَّةِ) لِلْإِتْبَاعِ وَالْإِجْمَاعِ بَلْ يُسَنُّ لَهُ كَمَا مَرَّ مَعَ زِيَادَةٍ فِي بَابِ مَا يَجُوزُ لُبْسُهُ (لَا) لُبْسُ (السِّوَارِ) بِكَسْرِ السِّينِ وَضَمِّهَا (وَنَحْوِهِ) كَالدُّمْلُجِ وَالطَّوْقِ فَلَا يَحِلُّ لَهُ وَلَوْ مِنْ فِضَّةٍ لِأَنَّ فِيهِ خُنُوثَةٌ لَا تَلِيقُ بِشَهَامَةِ الرِّجَالِ. – قاله الإمام زكريا الأنصاري رحمه الله في كتابه أسنى المطالب.

 

 [v]إنَّمَا يَحْرُمُ التَّشَبُّهُ بِهِنَّ بِلُبْسِ زِيِّهِنَّ الْمُخْتَصِّ بِهِنَّ اللَّازِمِ فِي حَقِّهِنَّ كَلُبْسِ السِّوَارِ وَالْخَلْخَالِ وَنَحْوِهِمَا بِخِلَافِ لُبْسِ الْخَاتَمِ. – قاله الإمام ابن حجر الهيتمي رحمه الله في الفتاوى الفقهية الكبرى.

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Salaah with ones shoes on

 

Question:

 

Assalaamo alycom Mashaa’ikh is it possible to make swolaah in a park with ones shoes on?

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Wa `alaykumus salaam.

 

Yes, there is no harm in performing Salaah while wearing shoes, provided that the shoes are free of impurities.

 

Imaam Bukhaari Rahimahullaah reports in his Saheeh that Hadhrat Anas Ibn Maalik Radhiallaahu `Anhu was asked: “Did Nabi Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam perform Salaah while wearing his sandals?” He replied: “Yes”.  – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [i]

 

Hadhrat Abu Sa`eed Al-Khudri Radhiallaahu `Anhu said: “While Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam was leading his companions in Salaah, he suddenly took off his sandals and placed it on his left, when the people saw that, they too took off their sandals, then when Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam completed his Salaah he asked: “What made you take off your sandals? “ They replied: “We saw you take off your sandals so we took off our sandals.” So Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Indeed Jibreel – Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam – came to me and informed me that there was dirt – or some impurity – on it (the sandals). And (then) he (Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “When anyone of you comes to the Masjid then let him look (at his shoes), if he sees any dirt or impurity on it then let him wipe them (the sandals) and perform Salaah in them.” – Authentic, from Sunan Abu Daawood. [ii]

 

So Salaah while wearing shoes is permissible, however one should take care to perform all the postures correctly and not hold back for fear of damaging one’s shoes.

 

Furthermore, one should avoid entering the Masaajid with shoes in today’s times where the Masaajid are carpeted, and walking on it with shoes would soil and damage it thereby causing unnecessary damage, expenses and arguments.

 

But if one is on the road, in a car park, or in a jungle etc, then there is no harm in keeping one’s shoes on while performing Salaah.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Wednesday 15th Dhul Hijjah 1434 – 21st October 2013.

 


 

 [i]أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو مَسْلَمَةَ سَعِيدُ بْنُ يَزِيدَ الأَزْدِيُّ، قَالَ: سَأَلْتُ أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ: أَكَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُصَلِّي فِي نَعْلَيْهِ؟ قَالَ: «نَعَمْ»

 

 [ii]عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، قَالَ: بَيْنَمَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُصَلِّي بِأَصْحَابِهِ إِذْ خَلَعَ نَعْلَيْهِ فَوَضَعَهُمَا عَنْ يَسَارِهِ، فَلَمَّا رَأَى ذَلِكَ الْقَوْمُ أَلْقَوْا نِعَالَهُمْ، فَلَمَّا قَضَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ صَلَاتَهُ، قَالَ: «مَا حَمَلَكُمْ عَلَى إِلْقَاءِ نِعَالِكُمْ»، قَالُوا: رَأَيْنَاكَ أَلْقَيْتَ نَعْلَيْكَ فَأَلْقَيْنَا نِعَالَنَا، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: ” إِنَّ جِبْرِيلَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَتَانِي فَأَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّ فِيهِمَا قَذَرًا – أَوْ قَالَ: أَذًى – ” وَقَالَ: ” إِذَا جَاءَ أَحَدُكُمْ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ فَلْيَنْظُرْ: فَإِنْ رَأَى فِي نَعْلَيْهِ قَذَرًا أَوْ أَذًى فَلْيَمْسَحْهُ وَلْيُصَلِّ فِيهِمَا

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Giving crosses to children

 

Question:

 

As salaamu alaykum,

There is a brother who is now reverted to islaam for 5 months.

Few years ago when his mother died, he got from his mother a necklace with a christian cross as heritage. And he promised his mother to that he also will give it away to his children as heritage.

Now as he has reverted to islaam, what he has to do with the necklace? Currenly he is keeping it in his house in a box. Can he keep this and give it later to his children.

The necklace is a heritage piece which is over 200 years in the family.

Was salaam.

 

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Wa `alaykumus salaam.

 

The cross is a symbol of kufr, and it not befitting for a muslim to have any part of it.

 

Hadhrat `Aa’ishah Radhiallaahu `Anhaa said: “Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam would not leave anything in his house which had a cross on it but that he (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) would cut it (i.e. destroy the cross).” – Authentic, from Sunan Abu Daawood. [i]

 

There’s a very lengthy Hadeeth which Imaam al-Bukhaari Rahimahullaah reports in his Saheeh from Hadhrat `Amr Ibn `Abasah Radhiallaahu `Anhu, in that Hadeeth Hadhrat `Amr asked Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam: “With what have you been sent?” He (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) replied: “I have been sent to uphold family ties, and to destroy idols, and so that Allaah alone may be worshipped without any partners.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [ii]

 

The cross too is one of those idols that is worshipped besides Allaah, that is one of the reasons why it will be finally destroyed by `Eesaa `Alayhis Salaam.

 

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radhiallaahu `Anhu narrates that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “The hour shall not come until `Eesaa Ibn Maryam (`Alayhimas Salaam) descends amongst you as a just ruler, then he will break the cross and kill the pigs, and abolish Jizyah, and wealth will overflow until there is no one to accept it.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [iii]

 

As for his promise to his mother that he would give it to his children, then such a promise may not be fulfilled.

 

Hadhrat `Aa’ishah Radhiallaahu `Anhaa narrates that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Whoever vows to obey Allaah then let him obey Him, and whoever vows to disobey Him then let him not disobey Him.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [iv]

 

Hadhrat `Aa’ishah Radhiallaahu `Anhaa narrates that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “There is no vow in disobedience (i.e. it is invalid) and its expiation is Kaffaaratul Yameen.” – Authentic, from Sunan An-Nasaa’i. [v]

 

So in conclusion, he may not give it to his children, nor can he retain it as a cross. But rather he should break the shape of the cross. If it is made of something like gold or silver then he may melt it down and it will then be permissible to keep or use.

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Wednesday 10th Dhul Hijjah 1434 – 16th October 2013.

 


 

[i]عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا، «أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ لَا يَتْرُكُ فِي بَيْتِهِ شَيْئًا فِيهِ تَصْلِيبٌ إِلَّا قَضَبَهُ». – رواه الإمام أبو داود رحمه الله في سننه.

 

 [ii]فَقُلْتُ: وَبِأَيِّ شَيْءٍ أَرْسَلَكَ، قَالَ: «أَرْسَلَنِي بِصِلَةِ الْأَرْحَامِ، وَكَسْرِ الْأَوْثَانِ، وَأَنْ يُوَحَّدَ اللهُ لَا يُشْرَكُ بِهِ شَيْءٌ». – رواه الإمام اللبخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [iii]سَمِعَ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يَنْزِلَ فِيكُمْ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ حَكَمًا مُقْسِطًا، فَيَكْسِرَ الصَّلِيبَ، وَيَقْتُلَ الخِنْزِيرَ، وَيَضَعَ الجِزْيَةَ، وَيَفِيضَ المَالُ، حَتَّى لاَ يَقْبَلَهُ أَحَدٌ». – رواه الإمام اللبخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [iv]عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «مَنْ نَذَرَ أَنْ يُطِيعَ اللَّهَ فَلْيُطِعْهُ، وَمَنْ نَذَرَ أَنْ يَعْصِيَهُ فَلاَ يَعْصِهِ». – رواه الإمام اللبخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 

 [v]عَنْ عَائِشَةَ: أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «لَا نَذْرَ فِي مَعْصِيَةٍ، وَكَفَّارَتُهُ كَفَّارَةُ الْيَمِينِ». – رواه الإمام النسائي رحمه الله في سننه.

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