What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; is it permissible for women to wear artificial jewellery? What types of ornaments are permissible for women to wear?   

Questioner: A sister from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

It is permissible for women to wear jewellery made from metals other than gold and silver. Its impermissibility is not proven from any text of the Qur’an and Hadith. This issue pertains to its asl (original state) and the asl of anything is permissibility.

It is stated in al-Durr al-Mukhtar:

ان الاصل فی الاشیاء الاباحۃ

Translation: “The asl of anything is permissibility.” (al-Durr al-mukhtar, vol. 2, pg. 234)

It is stated in Fatawa Alamgiri:

وَلَا بَأْسَ لِلنِّسَاءِ بِتَعْلِيقِ الْخَرَزِ فِي شُعُورِهِنَّ مِنْ صُفْرٍ أَوْ نُحَاسٍ أَوْ شَبَّةٍ أَوْ حَدِيدٍ وَنَحْوِهَا لِلزِّينَةِ وَالسُّوَارُ مِنْهَا كَذَا فِي الْقُنْيَة

Translation: “There is no problem in women hanging an ornament made of copper, bronze, iron or a similar metal on their hair or even wearing bangles made from these metals.” (Fatawa Hindiyyah, vol. 5, pg. 359)

Therefore, there is no problem in women wearing ornaments made from iron, copper, bronze, lead, glass, bones, etc. It is permissible for a woman to wear ornaments. No type of ornament is impermissible.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri 
Translated by the SeekersPath team

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0419] What is the ruling on women wearing artificial jewellery?

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