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Gem stones and crystals, aqeeq stone

Fatwaa ID: 1238

السلام علیکم.
How are you? And how is baba?
I have a question please.
Regarding gem stones and crystals.
Are we allowed to keep them and use jewelery made out of them?
I’ve heard that Nabi SAW wore an Aqeeq ring, is this authentic and is there any benefit to it or was it just worn for adorment.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. It is permissible to keep gem stones and crystals and use jewelry made from them provided that one does not hold them to have any significance or power. They should not be attributed to anything. They have no power or ability. To believe otherwise is shirk.
  2. Some Ahaadith suggest that Nabi ﷺ possibly wore a ‘aqeeq stoned ring. However, there is no reward or virtue in wearing one. The ‘aqeeq stone has no significance. The Ahaadith that suggest otherwise are either fabricated or extremely weak such that they are not suitable for practice.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/11/1444 AH – 05/31/2023 CE | AML1-7837

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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