Can a Muslim man wear gold in Islam? It is a question that many people asked us during our visit to Central Europe. We provide them each and every information about the use of gold for man in Islam. Also, we find it essential to compile an article on this issue so the whole Muslim Ummah can get guidance from it.
You may also like to learn about the Quran.
Is gold prohibited for men in Islam:
To answer whether gold is forbidden in Islam, we will share a Sahih Hadith on it. The beloved Prophet of Allah, Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), said;
“These two things (gold and silver) are forbidden for the men of my nation, permissible for the women.”
One can’t doubt the quality of the above hadith because it is reported in Abu Dawud no. 4057, An-Nasai no. 5147, and Ibn Majah no. 3595 with a sahih sanad (chain of narrations.
It is clear from the above hadith that wearing gold is wholly prohibited for men in Islam. So, we need to avoid wearing gold. If we do so, we will disobey the teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). Being Muslims, we believe in the sayings of the Holy Prophet (SAW). We also believe that the Hadiths of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) are from the Almighty Allah because Allah SWT has said in Quran in Surah An-Najm, verse no. 4;
“It is not but a revelation that is revealed.”
The above verse showed the importance of the sayings of Hazrat Muhammad SAW. It means if someone disobeys Hazrat Muhammad SAW, it means he disobeys Allah SWT.
Punishment of use of gold for men:
Let’s have a look at the saying of Hazrat Muhammad SAW on the use of gold for men. Read the following hadith;
“If anyone from my Ummah wears gold and dies wearing it, Allah will deny him the gold of Paradise. If anyone from my Ummah wears silk and dies wearing it, Allah will deny him the silk of Paradise.”
Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-Aas reported the above hadith, and from him, Imam Ahmad reported it. We can see the curse of wearing gold and silk for man. And the punishment for wearing gold and silk is Allah will deprive them of the gold of Paradise.
Get the idea from the Islamic Courses.
Why gold is prohibited for man in Islam:
Allah SWT has made His creatures with unique qualities. Similarly, the men are created for a different role, and the women are for a different. Women have a gentle and delicate nature. The beautification and adornment suit them. As for men are concerned, they are made for a different role. As we know, gold is a sign of un-masculine nature and fits best with women. That’s why it is prohibited for men to use gold.
What jewelry man can wear:
Man can wear silver because there is a very lengthy hadith and is narrated by Hazrat Abu Huraira (R.A) that, “a man came to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) wearing a ring made of brass. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “What is it that I smell the odors of idols from you, so he got rid of the ring.” Then he came to Allah’s Apostle wearing a ring made of iron. So, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “What is it that I find on you the adornment of the people of fire.” So he got rid of it and said: From what substance should I make my ring O Messenger of Allah? Allah’s Apostle said: “Make it from silver that is less than one Mithqal.”
For your information, one Mithqal is equal to 67.5 grains troy. In addition to this, if you want to add a gemstone to the ring, surely you can do that.
We can conclude that wearing gold is prohibited in Islam for men. Therefore, we need to avoid using it.