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Cubic Zirconia and crystal in jewelry

Fatwaa ID: 063

Question:
AsalaamuAlaykum 

Please could you tell me if women can wear jewellery with Cubic Zirconia in them? I have a couple bracelets with Cubic Zirconia in it and some with crystal so please could you tell me if I can wear them? 

Thank you

Answer:

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ) is similar to a diamond with its brilliance and crystal clarity, but it is a synthesized (man-made) crystalline material that is colorless, hard, and flawless. It looks so much like a diamond, it is an affordable alternative to diamonds. It can made in different colors to simulate the different colors of a diamond[i]. This should not be mistaken with zirconium which is a different chemical element that is a metal that is silvery white. Zirconium in its powdered form is used with other elements to create a cubic zirconia.

It is permissible to wear bracelets and jewelry with Cubic Zirconia and crystals in them[ii].

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.
Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student, Darul Iftaa
Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

01/15/2018

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


[i] https://jewelryinfoplace.com/cubic-zirconia/

[ii]  فتاوى قاصيخان (3/ 413)

ولا بأس لهن بلبس الديباج والحرير والذهب والفضة واللؤلؤ.


الاختيار لتعليل المختار (4/ 159)

 وَيَجُوزُ أَنْ يَجْعَلَ فَصَّهُ عَقِيقًا أَوْ فَيْرُوزَجًا أَوْ يَاقُوتًا أَوْ نَحْوَهُ،

 المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني  (5/ 349)

قال: لا بأس بأن يكون الفص من الحجر، وهذا دليل على أن العبرة في الحظر والإباحة للخدم لا للفص وهو المذهب؛ لأنه إنما يصير مستعملاً للحلقة لا للفص. قال: ولا بأس بمسمار الذهب يجعل في الفص؛ يريد به المسمار ليحفظ به الفص

الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي  (4/ 367)

والحلقة هي المعتبرة؛ لأن قوام الخاتم بها، ولا معتبر بالفص حتى يجوز أن يكون من حجر

حاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 352)

ولا بأس لهن بلبس الديباج والحرير والذهب والفضة واللؤلؤ.

فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا (7/ 249)

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