Ring

A ring is a round band, usually of metal, worn as ornamental jewellery.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

We have many narrations encouraging wearing ring, any ring except golden ring for me because it is forbidden for men to wear gold as well as pure silk. We also have many narrations to wear Aqeeq Yamani (Onyx) and Pharozaj and other precious stones.

You can find many of these Hadeeths in Wasaa'il Al-Shia, Hadeeth number 5980 and 5983, 5991, and 5993, and 5996 and many others.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

There are many Hadeeths from the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) mentioning benefits of wearing Aqeeq e.g. the Prophetic Hadeeth: Wear Aqeeq ring,  as it removes poverty. 

Another Hadeeth says: Wear Aqeeq rung, as it protects you from depression and sadness.
A Muslim complained to the Prophet (SAWA) that he was robbed. The Prophet replied him: Did you wear Aqeeq? It protects from every evil.

Hadeeths stated that the Reward of prayers is multiplied seventy times or more if you pray wearing Aqeeq ring or even any ring.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

I have read about the positive benefits of black aqiq stone, but not from our Islamic heritage. As far as the highly recommended and very mustahab stone that should be worn, it is the red aqiq. They usually refer to this 'red aqiq' as a aqiq kabadi, which means liver colour aqiq. 

That would be the best ring to get, with this specific colour. 

With prayers for your success. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is permissible to keep on wearing an amulet, talisman, stone, etc. If the verses, Divine Names, or names of Ma'sumeen (a.s.) appear on the outside, then you should avoid touching it. Or, you are able to laminate it, or cover it with clear coloured nail polish, to avoid accidentally touching it. 

Yes, you can also read more than seven verses. the only verses you must not read are the verses that have a wajib sajdah. 

These verses are in Surah Fussilat, Najm, Sajdah and 'Alaq. 

And Allah knows best.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 8 months ago

Muslim woman is not allowed to wear and show any jewelry in front of non Mahram men, including necklaces, bracelets, rings etc.

Wassalam,

Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 8 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

This is all going to be circumstantial, because a female could be wearing a ring, and it could be attracting the gaze of the non-mahram, and it could not. 

The outer hijab of a woman is covering up herself, with the exemption of her face, and her hands up to her wrist. Everything else should be covered. 

If she is wearing any jewellery, and that jewellery is on top of her hijab clothing, or on her hand, like a ring, then it could be either halal to show, or haram. 

It would depend on whether the piece of jewellery is attracting the gaze of a non-mahram, or resulting in lustful looks, or solely considered as 'zeenah'. In this case it would be haram for her to reveal. 

If a woman is wearing a necklace on top of her hijab, or a brooch, a ring, a bracelet, etc, and it is not attracting the gaze of a non-mahram man, then she can wear it. 

A woman might not be intending it to bring notice of a non-mahram, but it would still be considered haram if it is bringing notice, as it would be considered as zeenah. 

And Allah knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

Size of the stone does not effect the reward of wearing it.

'Wassalam.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 1 year ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. There is a tradition to that effect. You can wear the ring on your pinky or your ring finger on the other hand.

May you always be successful 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 year ago

It is recommended to wear ring or rings on the right hand or both hands but not to leave the right hand with out ring. Obviously, ring for man must not be from gold because wearing gold is forbidden for men.

It is Makrouh (disliked) to wear any ring in any of these three figures: palm, index and middle. We have narrations that wearing rings in any of these three fingered was practiced by enemies of the Prophets e.g. people of Nooh and Lut.

Wassalam

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

Yes it is allowed to wear rings in both hands but it is disliked (Makrouh) to leave the right hand with out ring and wear ring on the left hand only.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answer updated 2 years ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There are two things specifically haram for men to wear in this dunya: Gold and pure silk (there are exemptions). These two items are adornments exclusively for women in this dunya, and for both men and women in the akhirah. 

In addition to it being prohibited for men, if a male was to wear gold or silk in prayer, their prayer will be invalid.

There are certain studies that point to the physical harms of gold for men, like imbalance of blood cells, it being a negative mineral for males, and other such information, (for example see: http://jhsme.muq.ac.ir/article-1-15-fa.pdf) but ultimately the primary evidence are the ahadith mentioned on this issue.

And Allah knows best.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 2 years ago

There are a number of hadith in Sunni and Shi'i books, especially Shi'i books, on the merits of wearing rings, especially an 'aqiq (carnelian) ring on the right hand.

It is narrated that the angel Jibra'il descended to the Prophet (S) from Paradise and said, "O Muhammad, wear an 'aqiq ring, and command your ummah to do the same." 

It is also narrated that the angel Jibra'il descended to the Prophet (S) and said, "Your Lord conveys his salaam," and then told the Prophet (S) to wear an 'aqiq ring and command his cousin [i.e. Imam 'Ali (A)] to do the same.

A narration says that this is because 'aqiq was the first stone to bear witness to Allah's lordship, the Prophet's prophethoold, and Imam 'Ali's successorship. 

While many Muslims do wear religious rings, over time, it became particularly associated with the practice of the Shi'a and the Imams, and so one can say it became part of the tradition. Perhaps this is why wearing a ring is described in a narration as one of the signs of a believer. 

The Prophet (S) also was said to have worn a signet ring, i.e. a ring with a seal which is used as a a stamp on wax to sign a letter, as was a common custom in the past. So, wearing a ring (albeit this kind of ring without a stone) can also be seen as a Prophetic practice from this angle.

Additionally, there are a number of narrations (correctly or incorrectly, God knows best) attributed to the Imams (A) describing the merits of wearing specific stones. For instance:

* 'Aqiq (carnelian): strengthening faith, protection, protection from poverty, dispelling melancholy 
* Turquoise: protection from poverty, acceptance of du'a
* Hadid sini (hematite): overcoming fear 
* Ruby, emerald, and sapphire: overcoming poverty
* Durr-e-najaf (a type of quartz) is also said to have many blessings and to have been made an affordable stone for the followers of Ahl al-Bayt (A).

Anyway, it is good to wear a ring with the intent of following the tradition of the Prophet (S) and Imams (A); or out of hope that it may offer these benefits, spiritual or material; or even if one simply likes it. (After all, Allah is beautiful and loves beauty.) However, it is better not to get too caught up in these things and put faith in the material over the immaterial; that is, faith should first be in Allah, and physical things such as rings are only secondary factors. It is also fine if one prefers not to wear a ring.