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Dawood82
16-02-2007, 05:23 AM
:salam:

Where can one buy a sunnah-style ring?

umm_madina
16-02-2007, 12:37 PM
Interesting, what is a Sunnah-style ring?

Dawood82
16-02-2007, 12:49 PM
[http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=3&ID=8662&CATE=337]

Q:

I am planning to get engaged soon, in sha' Allah. I want to buy a carnelian ('aqiq) ring, but I am not sure what colored stones men are allowed to wear. What color carnelian ring did Muhammad, Allah bless and grant him peace, use to wear? I know that only a silver base is allowed, but what about the color of the stone and what about the shape?


A:

بـــسم اﷲ الرحمٰن الرحيـــم

In The Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

May Allah bless your engagement and grant you success (tawfiq) to follow His beloved messenger, Allah bless and grant him peace, in all your endeavors, outwardly and inwardly.

It is sunna for a man to wear one silver ring, with or without a stone, on his pinky finger. If it has a stone, it is sunna for it to face inwards towards his palm, out of emulation of the Prophet, Allah bless and grant him peace, who did this. He may wear it on the right or left hand, and according to the Shafi'i School the right is best. As for other than his pinky, the relied upon position is that it is offensive (makruh). This is the summary of what is in Tuhfah.[1]

I have not seen the jurists mention the size, color, or shape of the stone. However, they differ as to the weight of the ring itself. Some of them said that it is obligatory for it to be under one mithqal (4.235 grams) due to a prophetic tradition prohibiting this, but the scholars of hadith differed concerning it's authenticity. While others said that the ring's size may not exceed what was commonly acknowledged to be acceptable ('urf) for someone like him in his location. This second position is what Imam Ramli and al-Khatib, Allah have mercy on both of them, said was the relied upon position,[2] but it would be more scrupulous to avoid the difference of opinion and wear a ring that was less than 4.235 grams.

As for the ring of our beloved prophet, Muhammad, Allah bless and grant him peace; Muslim relates on the authority of Anas Bin Malik, Allah be pleased with him, that Allah's Messenger, peace and blessing be upon him, wore a sliver ring on his right hand, in it was an Abyssinian stone and he used to make the stone face his palm.[3]

Imam al-Nawawi said in his commentary on Sahih Muslim: "The scholars say ... an Abyssinian stone means a stone of onyx [ in which there is whiteness and blackness] or carnelian ('aqiq) because their mines are in Abyssinia and Yemen, or it is said [it means] that it's color was Abyssinian (i.e. black)."[4] Some of the scholars among them al-Suyuti also said that Abyssinian means a kind of chrysolite with a greenish color which exists in the lands of the Abyssinians.[5] This prophetic tradition is rigorously authenticated and one explanation for an Abyssinian stone is that it was carnelian ('aqiq), but it should be noted that there are no prophetic traditions which have been authenticated stating that the prophet, Allah bless and grant him peace, wore a carnelian ring. Shaykh Abdullah al-Lahji said in his commentary on al-Nabahani's Shama'il: "Everything that has been transmitted of prophetic sayings concerning carnelian rings, indeed none of it is authenticated; even if it's chains of transmission are numerous as the Hafiz Ibn Rajab said [Allah have mercy on him]."[6]

So whether you get engaged or not, intend by wearing a ring emulation of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless and grant him peace. If you choose to wear a carnelian ('aqiq) ring, make the basis of that decision the aforementioned rigorously authenticated (sahih) tradition related by Muslim and others, in which one sound interpretation of an Abyssinian stone was carnelian. And Allah knows best and He alone gives success (tawfiq).



1. Ibn Hajar al-Haytami, Hawashi al-Sharwani Wa Ibn Qasim al-Abbadi 'Ala Tuhfah al-Muhtaj Bisharh al-Minhaj (Beruit, Dar Ihya' al-Turath al-'Arabi), 3:276.
2. Abdul-Hamid al-Sharwani, Hawashi al-Sharwani Wa Ibn Qasim al-Abbadi 'Ala Tuhfah al-Muhtaj Bisharh al-Minhaj (Beruit, Dar Ihya' al-Turath al-'Arabi), 3:277.
3. Sahih Muslim hadith 2094.
4. Yahya Bin Sharaf al-Nawawi, Sahih Muslim Bisharh al-Imam Abi Zakariya Yahya Bin Sharaf al-Nawawi (Beruit: Dar al-Fikr, 1995), 7:58-59.
5. Abdullah Bin Sa'eed Muhammad 'Abbadi al-Lahji, Kitab Muntaha al-Sul 'Ala Wasa'il al-Wusul Ila Shama'il al-Rasul, 3d. ed. (Beruit: Dar al-Minhaj, 2003), 1:540.
6. ibid., 1:541.

Dawood82
16-02-2007, 12:53 PM
I just did a google search for carnelian ring.

http://www.tribalmax.com/rings/mayring3D1.jpg

Dawood82
16-02-2007, 01:07 PM
What's up with these freakin' HUGE Afghani rings?!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-Afghan-Carnelian-Sterling-Silver-Ring-size-15_W0QQitemZ110092524463QQihZ001QQcategoryZ98512QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-Afghan-Carnelian-Sterling-Silver-Ring-size-15_W0QQitemZ110092235767QQihZ001QQcategoryZ98512QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

AbdulQahhar
16-02-2007, 01:38 PM
I just did a google search for carnelian ring.

http://www.tribalmax.com/rings/mayring3D1.jpg

Here's some more.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=carnelian+ring


But these don't have inscriptions in Arabic :(

Omar HH
16-02-2007, 01:43 PM
You can get a Sunnah ring from Zayd's but they are expensive.

You should have got one from Makkah they are really cheap but bad quality lol.

Here:

http://www.zaids.com/onlinestore/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=islamic-rings

was Salam.

Abdul Razak
16-02-2007, 02:31 PM
What's up with these freakin' HUGE Afghani rings?!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-Afghan-Carnelian-Sterling-Silver-Ring-size-15_W0QQitemZ110092524463QQihZ001QQcategoryZ98512QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-Afghan-Carnelian-Sterling-Silver-Ring-size-15_W0QQitemZ110092235767QQihZ001QQcategoryZ98512QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I've never seen rings so big. Maybe they're for jihad or something. No need for any other weapon if you have one of those things on your hand. :)

slaveof Allaah
16-02-2007, 06:48 PM
:salam:

Alhamdulilah those rings are huge.


Many Ulema-e-Kiram Say that its best not to wear the ring unless you have a legitimate purpose, such as your a writer, hakam etc. and you need a stamp.
Are men allowed to wear white gold rings or those that are made from metal, wood, brass, etc...
Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Are men allowed to wear white gold rings or those that are made from metal, wood, brass, etc…?

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

It is unlawful for men to adorn themselves with any type of jewellery besides a silver ring. Gold has been decisively prohibited for men by the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace).

Sayyiduna Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

“Gold and silk have been made lawful for the women of my Ummah and prohibited for men” (Sunan Tirmizi & Sunan Nasa’i).

Sayyiduna Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) held silk in his right hand and gold in his left, and then said: “These two have been prohibited for the males of my Ummah” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan Nasa’i & Musnad Ahmad.

Sayyiduna Ali (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) forbade the wearing of gold rings (Sahih Muslim).

Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) saw a man wearing a gold ring. He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) took of the ring, flung it and said: “One of you desires the live coal of fire, thus places it in his hand” (Sahih Muslim).

Due to the above narrations, it is unlawful (haram) for men to wear any type of gold jewellery. This also includes white gold, as the ruling is for gold regardless of the colour. Gold is Haram whether it is white or yellow.

Rings made from other than gold

In the Hanafi Madhhab, the only jewellery men are permitted to wear is a silver ring. Rings made from other than silver are impermissible, such as rings made from stone, metal, brass, platinum, etc…

Imam al-Haskafi (may Allah have mercy on him) states in his famous treaties in Hanafi Fiqh, Durr al-Mukhtar:

“It is not permissible for a man to adorn himself with any type of gold and silver besides a ring….. And it is impermissible to wear a ring except that which is made from silver, as silver rings are sufficient (for stamping. m), thus it will be unlawful (haram) to wear rings made from other then silver”.

The great Hanafi jurist, Allama Ibn Abidin (may Allah have mercy on him) comments on the above in his super commentary (hashiya) saying:

“It is Haram to wear other than a silver ring, because of what Imam Tahawi related with his chain of narrators to Sayyiduna Imran ibn Husain and Sayyiduna Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with both of them) that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) forbade the wearing of gold rings. And it is narrated that a man came to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) wearing a ring made of brass. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “What is it that I smell the odour of idols from you, so he got rid of the ring. Then he came to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) wearing a ring made of iron. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “What is it that I find on you the adornment of the people of hellfire”, so he got rid of it and said: “From what substance should I make my ring O Messenger of Allah?” The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Make it from silver that is less then one Mithqal”.

It becomes clear from the above narrations that to wear a ring that is made from gold, iron, metal and brass is Haram” (Radd al-Muhtar, 6/359, fasl fi al-libas).

The above statement of one the major Hanafi Imams is clear in determining the prohibition of wearing rings that are made from other than silver. However, it should be remembered here that consideration is taken of the ring itself and not the stone, as mentioned in Durr al-Mukhtar.

Is wearing a ring Sunnah?

According to the Hanafi understanding (ijtihad), wearing a (silver) ring is only considered a Sunnah for those who need to stamp with it, such as a judge (qadhi) or an author.

It is best for other than those who need to use a ring for stamping not to wear a ring. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is understood to have worn a ring for stamping, not adornment. As such, it is only a sunnah for those who have this need. However, as Imam Ibn Abidin mentions, it is permissible for men to wear a silver ring that is equivalent or less than 2.975grams (mithqal).

And Allah knows best

Muhammad ibn Adam
Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK

RELATED ANSWERS

Khair, you are Shafi' so theres no harm in wearing one for Shafi's, i would recomend the zayd rings, they look pretty cool. But if you don't wana drop that much money you could always buy one from http://www.sunnahrings.com.

Dawood82
16-02-2007, 09:32 PM
Sidi slaveofAllah, yes in the Hanafi madhhab, the agreed upon pposition is that one should not wear a ring like this unless there is need for it, but in the Shafi'i madhhab, it is praiseworthy.

slaveof Allaah
17-02-2007, 12:01 AM
Sidi slaveofAllah, yes in the Hanafi madhhab, the agreed upon pposition is that one should not wear a ring like this unless there is need for it, but in the Shafi'i madhhab, it is praiseworthy.

:salam:

Yeah akhee, i just wanted to post that because i wanted to start a thread on it but it was better to just make it a post (for hanafis).

Anyway on the bottom i posted a site www.sunnahrings.com

check it out! the prices are cheaper than Zayd's.

Dawood82
17-02-2007, 12:25 AM
wow, that's a great website. I like that Carnelian ring if it didn't have that rose on it.

Dawood82
17-02-2007, 12:26 AM
Hoja Nassrdeen ring, lol. I like it!

Dawood82
17-02-2007, 12:27 AM
The only problem is that it doesn't say how much silver it is, some of these look kind of heavier.

Dawood82
17-02-2007, 12:28 AM
Oh, you can change the stone in each of the rings, awesome!

Jazak Allah khair!

Omar HH
17-02-2007, 12:43 AM
Imam Malik also recommended the ring. Remember you put it on your pinkey finger.

slaveof Allaah
17-02-2007, 12:53 AM
The only problem is that it doesn't say how much silver it is, some of these look kind of heavier.

:salam:

Atleast it isn't as big as those afghan rings

Dawood82
17-02-2007, 01:06 AM
lol, yeah, but it should still be under 4.3-something grams.


4.235 grams

amina9183
17-02-2007, 02:03 AM
A few questions...

Does a wedding ring count as "necessity"?? And if so, would titanium be allowed? Its lighterweight than silver...and also theres pretty much nothing feminine about it(its actually quite masculine) Example: http://titaniumera.com/images/products/200/138.jpg

What is Carnelian?


I was told platinum rings arent allowed for men because platinum is even more expensive than gold. But if we use that logic...then wouldnt a whole bunch of other things be haraam to? Like...a rolex? I mean..pretty much anything. Because lots of stuff is more expensive than gold. Some cell phones are more expensive than gold :) Is there another reason for it being impermissable? The reason I was given is a little confusing...

slaveof Allaah
17-02-2007, 02:29 AM
:salam:

FROM SUNNIPATH

Q: I know that a male can not wear a silver ring for adornment. However, If one wears the ring which is similar to the one which the beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wore, is this permissable? Also, wearing a shawl is that a Sunnah action?

A: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I pray that this finds you well, and in the best of health and spirits. May Allah grant you all good and success in this life and the next.

In the Hanafi school, wearing a ring is not a sunna, unless one needs it as a seal. Rather, it is best to not wear rings. [ Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Mawsuli, al-Ikhtiyar ]

It is established that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) at least sometimes wore a shawl. As such, one would be rewarded if one followed him in this matter, with intention.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani


So based on this wedding rings are not considered to be a necessity. I don't beleive that it is a matter of price, rather a matter of weight in the issue of the ring.

slaveof Allaah
17-02-2007, 02:37 AM
:salam:

Carnelian= 'Aqiqh.

Nabi-e-Karim :saw: wore a ring with a stone in it.

Omar HH
17-02-2007, 02:51 AM
:saw:

tilmeedh
17-02-2007, 03:05 AM
Get a shia friend to get a 'aqiq ring for you (they're pretty serious about the whole ring business).

Omar HH
17-02-2007, 03:07 AM
Shia also kick but with those `amamas. I remember this Shia Shaykh in the rawdah had it going on. He patted me on the head. Good guy, may Allah grant him jannah.

Omar HH
17-02-2007, 03:08 AM
A few questions...

Does a wedding ring count as "necessity"?? And if so, would titanium be allowed? Its lighterweight than silver...and also theres pretty much nothing feminine about it(its actually quite masculine) Example: http://titaniumera.com/images/products/200/138.jpg

What is Carnelian?


I was told platinum rings arent allowed for men because platinum is even more expensive than gold. But if we use that logic...then wouldnt a whole bunch of other things be haraam to? Like...a rolex? I mean..pretty much anything. Because lots of stuff is more expensive than gold. Some cell phones are more expensive than gold :) Is there another reason for it being impermissable? The reason I was given is a little confusing...

It depends on your madhhab. I think some madhhabs allow platinum.

Dawood82
18-02-2007, 02:56 AM
I found the ring I want on eBay. It fits all the criteria and it's pretty and from Uzbekistan.

None of you better out-bid me! lol

AbdulQahhar
18-02-2007, 03:01 AM
I found the ring I want on eBay. It fits all the criteria and it's pretty and from Uzbekistan.

None of you better out-bid me! lol

Can you pls post the link? :cheesygri

Dawood82
18-02-2007, 03:03 AM
it depends... am I safe from your bidding? lol j/k

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330087832214&rd=1&rd=1

Dawood82
18-02-2007, 03:04 AM
I'd like it better if the band was plane. and the stone was square or round. But it fits the conditions and is still pretty.

AbdulQahhar
18-02-2007, 03:06 AM
it depends... am I safe from your bidding? lol j/k

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330087832214&rd=1&rd=1

Heeeey, this looks like a couple of tons!!! [clip]
Yeah, I wish you get the ringo! ;)

Dawood82
18-02-2007, 03:11 AM
It's actually not that big. It is a pinky ring (which is the sunnah).

AbdulQahhar
18-02-2007, 03:12 AM
It's actually not that big. It is a pinky ring (which is the sunnah).

What's the max weight again?
I've seen some going even over 25 grams... :confused:

Dawood82
18-02-2007, 03:14 AM
What's the max weight again?
I've seen some going even over 25 grams... :confused:

4.235 grams

Dawood82
18-02-2007, 03:17 AM
Here's another nice one, but it might be too much. Maybe the stone it included in the weight?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330087835651&rd=1&rd=1

AbdulQahhar
18-02-2007, 03:25 AM
Here's another nice one, but it might be too much. Maybe the stone it included in the weight?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330087835651&rd=1&rd=1

Yeah, it's nice alrite.

Check this beauty :D
http://cgi.ebay.com/TIGER-EYE-MENS-RING-open-band-925-sterling-silver-13_W0QQitemZ300082748021QQihZ020QQcategoryZ60128QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

AbdulQahhar
18-02-2007, 04:18 AM
Just bought this beauty elhamdulillah, I hope it matches all the Sunnah rules & regulations, insha'Allah :D

Dawood82
20-03-2007, 03:35 AM
Al-Hamdulillah, my sunnah ring came in the mail the other day all the way from Turkey. I have to go to my mom's this weekend and will pick it up from the post office, :insh:.

slaveof Allaah
20-03-2007, 11:20 AM
:salam:

there is an opinion that says you should wear the ring, with the stone facing the palm.

:insh: i will find the source.

Hanbali_NaqshbandiHanafi
23-03-2007, 04:42 PM
Asslamo Allaikum,

Source: http://www.central-mosque.com/sunnah/TheRingOfProphet.htm

CHAPTER ON THE MUBAARAK RING OF SAYYIDINA RASULULLAH SALLALLAHU 'ALAYHI WASALLAM

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Imaarn Tirmidhi has mentioned eight ahaadith in this chapter.

(82) Hadith Number 1

Anas bin Maalik Radiyallahu 'Anhu says that the ring of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam was ,made of silver and the gem stone was from Abyssinia.

Commentary
According to the majority of the 'ulama it is permissible to wear a ring made made of silver. The Hanafis say it is not permissible to wear a ring made of bronze. iron, steel etc. In the early stages, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam did not have a ring made, until it was known that the kings of Persia and other countries did not accept or take into consideration letters that had no seal (stamp) on them. He had begun sending letters to.the kings inviting thern to Islaam. A seal (stamp) was made in the sixth or seventh year hijri. The 'ulama give different opinions on the wearing of the ring. Some'ulama say that it is makruh for any person besides the king and judge to wear a ring. The research of the Hanafi 'ulama (may Allah Increase their number and accept their efforts) in this matter, according to the saying of 'Shaami' is, that it is sunnah for the kings, judges, trustees and those who need a seal. Besides them it is permissible for others, but better not to use it. The reason is evident that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam only made one when it became necessary, before he began sending letters to the kings. This will be mentioned in hadith number six in this chapter. Abu Daawud and others have stated that besides the kings, others are prohibited from wearing a ring. Since it has been proven that many Sahaabah Radiyallahu 'Anhum wore a ring in the presence of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, and in other ahaadith that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam had permitted it, this prohibition will be taken as that which is contrary to a more meritorious and desired act.


(83) Hadith Number 2

Hazrat Ibn Umar radiallahu anhu says that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam had a ring made of silver. He used it as a seal (Stamp) on letters etc., but did not wear it.

COMMENTARY
Sayyidina Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam wore a ring as has been stated in the ahaadith. The ulama give a few explanations to this hadith. Some have explained that it meant that he did not wear it continuously. Some are of the opinion that Sayyidina Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam possessed two rings, one had the seal and was used to put a stamp on letters etc. and he did not wear this ring. The other ring was used for wearing. In the same manner, the 'ulama have given many other explanations. According to this humble servant the most accepted explanation is that he did not wear it always.
It is reported in the hadith that Sayyidina Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam was once performing salaah, he was wearing a ring on the right hand. While performing salaah, his eyes fell on the ring. After that he stopped wearing the ring.
In the ahaadith a similar incident is mentioned regarding a printed cloth. While in salaah his sight fell on it. Sayyidina Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam removed this cloth and wore another one.
Since the ring was of importance it could not be discarded completely. Therefore he did not generally wear it. This is the nearest (most correct). It will be stated in the sixth hadith of the next chapter that the ring was mostly kept by Sayyidina Mu'ayqeeb radiallahu anhu.


(84) Hadith Number 3

Hazrat Anas radiallahu anhu reports that Rasululah sallallahu alayhe wasallam had a ring made of silver and its (inlaid) gem was also of sliver.

COMMENTARY
This hadith seems to contradict the one where it is mentioned that an Abyssinian stone was inlaid.
Those who are of the opinion that Sayyidina Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam had two rings, say that this hadith in context is similar to it being two rings. Bayhaqi and others also hold the same view, and according to him there no is complication.
Those who are of the opinion that Sayyidina Rasulluahsallallahu alayhe wasallam had one ring, give the explanation, that by Habshi (Abyssinian) it is meant Habshi colour or Habshi style, or the maker of it was a Habshi.
According to this humble servant the explanation is that there was more than one ring seems correct, because from the hadith it has been proved that at different times Sayyidina Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam had different rings. Sayyidina Rasulluahsallallahu alayhe wasallam had a ring made for himself. His servant gave him one as a present as is evident from different narrations stated in the book of 'Jam'ul Wasaa-Il'.


(85) Hadith Number 4

Anas radiallahu anhu relates: "When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam intended to write letters to the kings of 'Ajam (non arabs), inviting them to Islam, the people said that they did not accept letters without a seal (stamp) on them. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam therefore had a ring made, the whiteness of which is still before my eyes."

Commentary
The last sentence shows that he remembers this incident well. By whiteness the silver in the ring is referred to.


(86) Hadith Number 5

It is related from Hazrat Anas radiallahu anhu that the inscription engraved on the ring of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam was 'Muhammad Rasullulah, of in the first line was engraved, in the second line 'Rasul, and in the third line 'Allah'.

Commentary
Some 'ulama have written that 'Muhammad Rasulullah' was engraved in such a manner, that the word 'Allah' was engraved on the top. This stamp was round, and was read from the bottom. The muhaqqiqeen (research scholars) write that this is not proven from any hadith, but from the apparent words we find it was written thus:
Muhammad
Rasul
Allah


(87) Hadith Number 6

Anas Radiyallahu relates that: Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam made an intention to write letters to Kisra, Qaysur (Ceasar) and Najashi, inviting them to accept Islaam. The people said: '(O Rasulullah) those people do not accept letters without a stamp on it'. For this reason Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam had a stamp made. The ring (loop) of which was silver, and had 'Muhammad Rasulullah' engraved on it".

Commentary
Kisra is the title of the Persian kings. Qaysar (Ceasar) that of the Romans and Najaashi that of the Abyssinian kings. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam sent a letter to Kisra with Sayyidina Abdullah bin Hudhaa-fah Radiyallahu 'Anhu. Kisra tore the letter of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu- 'Alayhi Wasallam to pieces. When Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam heard this he said. 'May Allah tear his kingdom to pieces', and so did it happen. The letter to the king of the Romans was sent with Sayyidina Dihyah bin Khalifah Kalbi Radiyallahu 'Anhu. Although accepting the prophethood of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, he did not accept Islaam. The letter to Najaashi, the king of Abyssinia was sent with Sayyidina 'Amr bin Urnayyah Damri Radiyallahu 'Anhu, as is mentioned in 'Mawaahib Ladunniyyah' and other kitaabs. This is not the Najaashi that has been mentioned previously, and for whom Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam had performed janaazah salaah. This was another Najaashi. It is not known whether he had accepted Islaam or not, as Mulla'Ali Qaari has written in his kitaab. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam wrote many letters which have been discussed in detail in the books of hadith and history. Special books have been written on this subject. In the above hadith, three letters are mentioned, of which a brief account seems appropriate here. One letter was written to Kisra, which is the title of the kings of Persia. The name of this Kisra was Aparvez, who was the grandson of Naw-sherwaan. The contents of the letter to him were as follows: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful From Muhammad, Allah's Messenger, to the great ruler of Persia. Peace be upon the one who follows (accepts) righteousness and reposes a faith (imaan) in Allah and His Rasul, and bears witness that none is to be worshipped besides Allah, Who has no partners and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. I call you towards Allah, for I am Allah's true Messenger, who has been sent to the whole world to warn those whose hearts are alive (because they have a little understanding-a man without sense is like a dead person), and complete the proof of Allah (Allah's existence) to non-believers (so that they may not say on the day of qiyaamah that we did not know). Accept Islaam so that you may live in peace. If you reject then the sin of all the fire-worshippers will be upon you, for they will be led astray by following you.
Sayyidina 'Abdullah bin Hudhaa-fah Radiyallahu 'Anhu was given this letter and instructed to give it to a governor of Kisra who was living in Bahrain. The letter was to be sent to Kisra through him. It was then delivered to Kisra with the governor's assistance. Kisra had this letter read out to him whereafter he tore it to pieces and threw it away. When Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam was informed of this he cursed Kisra. Later the son of Kisra, Sherwiyyah, killed him in a very brutal manner. This incident is written in the books of history. The second letter mentioned in the hadith was sent to Qaysar (Ceasar), the king of the Romans. According to historians his name was Hiraql. This letter was sent with Sayyidina Dihyah Kalbi Radiyallahu 'Anhu. Although the Qaysar did not accept Islaam, he respected the letter and kept it safely. When Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam heard of this he said: 'Kisra tore his country to pieces, and Qaysar guarded his'. The contents of the letter were as follows: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful From Muhamrnad, Allah's servant and Messenger, to Hiraql, the great (ruler) of the Romans. Peace be upon the one that follows righteousness. After praise and salutations, I call you towards the Kalimah (Laa liaha illlallah Muhamamdur Rasulullah) of Islaam. Accept Islaam that you may live in peace. Allah will grant you a double reward, (because the Ahlul-Kitaab will receive double reward if they accept Islaam, as is mentioned in the Qur-aan at the end of Surah Hadid), and if you reject then the sin of the tillers of the land (farmers) who are under you, will be upon you. Oh People of the Book, come towards the kalimah, that is the same between us and you, and that is tauheed (the oneness of Allah), that we shall not worship anyone besides Allah and shall not make any partner unto Him, and that we shall not make anyone from among ourselves a god besides Allah (like the monks and priests are made gods) and if they reject (Oh you Muslims) then say to them that bear witness that we are Muslims (we openly proclaim our religion and now you are responsible for yourselves). -Bukhaari, I'laamus Saa-i-leen. The portion from, 'Oh People of the Book, come towards ... to the end, is an aayah of the Qur-aan in Surah Aali 'Imraan.
When Sayyidina Dihyah Kalbi Radiyallahu 'Anhu delivered this letter and it was read before the Qaysar, his nephew who was present, became very angry, and began saying, give this letter to me. The uncle (Qaysar) asked: 'What will you do with it?" He replied: 'This letter is not worth reading, your name was not mentioned first in the letter, but that of his (Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam). Instead of emperor he addresses you as a ruler etc. etc'. The Qaysar replied: 'You are stupid. Do you want me to throw away such a letter from a person to whom the Great Jibra-eel ('Alayhis Salaam) comes. If he is a prophet then he should write like this'. Sayyidina Dibyah Radiyallahu 'Anhu was accommodated with great honour and respect. The Qaysar was on a tour there at that time. When he was returning he called all the ministers of his kingdom, and said to them that, "I wish to bring vour, attention to such a thing that is full of goodness and prosperity. And is a means to keep your country for long. Verily this person ( i.e. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam) is a prophet, follow him and pay allegiance to him". He delivered this long speech in a room where all the doors and windows were closed and locked. The ministers and others became so rash with anger that they caused a commotion and began jumping about violently, trying to run out. Since all the doors and windows were locked, this situation carried on for a while. The Qaysar calmed all those present and delivered another speech, and said: 'A person who has claimed prophethood has appeared. I was 'testing your reaction that how firm are you on you religion, and now I have gauged it'. As was normal all began prostrating before him. Thereafter he praised them and let them leave. In some narrations it is stated that he kissed the letter and put it on his head. He then covered it with silk and put it safely away. He sent for the pope and discussed this matter with him. The pope said: 'Verily this is the last of the Prophets, the good news of which has been mentioned in our Holy Books'. The Qaysar said: 'I also believe this, but there is one problem, if I become a Muslim these people will kill me, and I will lose my kingdom'. I'laamus Saa-i-leen.
The Qaysar was on a pilgrimage to Baytul Muqaddas when this letter, reached him. A trading caravan from Makkah was also there at that time. To investigate this matter the Qaysar called the leader of the Makkan traders. Details of thiss event are mentioned in Bukhaari. This incident took place at the time when Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alayhi, Wasallam had signed a peace treaty for a few years with the Makaans at Hudaybiyyah. An agreement was drawn up that there would be no war, between the Muslims and the Makkans. Abu Sufyaan, who had not yet; accepted lslaam, said: 'I once went to Shaam (Syria) during this period, of peace. At that time Hiraql received Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam's letter inviting him to accept Islaam. Upon receiving, this letter, which was delivered by Dihyah' Kalbi, he asked the local people if there was anybody in the town who knew this person claiming prophethood. They said: 'Yes, there are some people who have recently, arrived'. Thereupon we were asked to appear before the king. A few of my companions and myself from the Quraysh went to the king. He made us all sit near him and then asked: 'Who of you is the nearest in relationship to the person that has claimed prophethood?' I replied that I was the most closely related. He asked me to come nearer to him motioning my companions to sit behind me, and said to them: 'I am to ask him some questions. If he gives false information, inform me. Abu Sufyaan had not yet accepted Islaam and was a staunch enemy of Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam. He said: 'I swear that if I had not been afraid that the people would later say that I was a liar, and disgrace me, then I would have surely given false information, but fear of disgrace made me speak the truth'. He then began asking me through his interpreter the following questions:
Q. The person who has claimed prophethood, how is he regarded amongst you according to his family lineage?
A,. He hails from a great family and is of a noble lineage amongst us.
Q. Was anyone amongst his ancestors a king?
A. There was none.
Q. Before claiming prophethood, was he ever accused of falsehood?
A. Never.
Q. Those who follow him, are they from the elite, or are they from the ordinary people?
A. From the ordinary people.
Q. Are his followers increasing or decreasing?
A. They are increasing.
Q. Those who adopt his religion, does anyone among them become frustrated and turn away?
A. No.
Q. Did you go to war with him? A. yes.
Q. What were the results of the war?
A. Sometimes they were victorious, at other times we were victorious.
Q. Does he ever break his promises
A. No. These days we have an agreement between us. We do not know if he will fulfil it or not. Abu Sufyaan said: 'I did not have a chance to say anything from my own side besides this sentence'. Q. Did anyone claim prophethood before him?
A. No.
In some narrations it stated that Hiraql asked Abu Sufyaan: 'Why do you fear that he will dishonour the treaty?' Abu Sufyaan replied: 'My People have helped our allies against their allies'. Hiraql said you have been dishonest'. Thereafter Hiraql continued the conversation and said: 'I asked you about his lineage. You replied that he was of noble lineage. The prophets are from the noble families of their people. I asked if any of his ancestors were kings? You said: 'No'. I thought that he wanted to regain the control of kingship. I asked if his followers were from the high class or common and weak people. All those who followed the earlier prophets, were from among such people (The high class felt it a shame to follow others). Iasked if he was ever accused of falsehood before he claimed prophethood. You' denied it. I thought that by lying to people he would begin to lie about Allah (Na'udhu billah). (The person who does not lie to people, how can he lie about Allah). I asked if anyone accepted his message and thereafter became disillusioned and turned away from it (became a murtad-apostate ). You replied in the negative. This is a peculiarity of imaan, that the love and happiness of it enters the heart. I enquired if their number increased or decreased? You replied that they were increasing. The peculiarity of good imaan is this till its completion. I asked about war against him? You said sometimes he gained victory, sometimes you. This was the case with all the prophets, but the best results were always in favour of them. I queried about his breaking promises? You said no. This is the quality of a prophet, for, he does not break promises. I asked did anyone claim, prophethood before him? You denied it. I thought if someone had claimed prophethood before, then he might be trying to imitate them. Hiraql thereafter asked these people: 'What are his teachings?' The people replied: 'To perform salaah, give zakaah and to uphold relationship with one's relatives. To keep one's chastity and modesty'. Hiraql said: 'If all that you have said is true, then verily he is a nabi (prophet). I was certain that he was to be born shortly, but not certain that he would be amongst you. If I were sure that I could go to him, I would surely have gone to meet him. (But cannot go because of the fear that I will lose my kingdom and my life). If I were in his presence I would have washed his feet. There is no doubt that his rule will reach till where I am'. There are many other incidents about Hiraql related in the books of hadith. He was well versed in their holy books and was also an expert in astronomy. He therefore thought on these lines, and did some research on it too. In some narrations it is related that he kept the letter of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam very carefully with respect in a golden case. This was kept safely by his children and then their offspring for many generations. The third letter which is mentioned in the above hadith was sent to Najaashi. It has already been stated that the Abyssinian kings were called. Najaashi. in the lifetime of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam there were two kings of Abyssinia. The name of the first was As-hamah who accepted Islaam. The Muslims had migrated to Abyssinia under his rule. At that time he had not yet accepted Islaam. This incident has been briefly narrated in the first chapter of 'Stories of the Sahaabah Radiyallahu 'Anhu'. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam sent a letter to the second Najaashi with Sayyidina 'Amr bin Umayyah Damri Radiyallahu 'Anhu. The contents of the letter reads as follows: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful. From Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah to Najaashi, the king of Abyssinia. You love peace. I convey to you the praises of that Allah, besides whom there is none worthy of worship. He is the King, and is free from all faults. He is free from all shortcomings (or the creation is safe from His oppression). He grants peace; He guards (He saves the creation from all calamities); And I bear witness that 'Eesa 'Alayhis Salaam is one of Allah's Ruhs, and was the Kalimah of Allah which was sent to the pure, clean and virgin Maryam, thus she conceived. Allah Ta'aala created 'Eesa'Alayhis Salaam from one of his special ruh's, and put life into him, as he had created Sayyidina Aadam 'Alayhis Salaam with His hands (without a father). I call you towards the worship of the One Who is alone and has no partner and call you to assist in obeying His commands. I invite you to accept imaan (faith), and follow the shari'ah with which I am sent. Without doubt I am the Messenger of Allah. I invite you and your army towards Allah. I have conveyed the truth to you and have advised you. Accept my advice. Peace be on the one who follows the right path. A group among the muhadditheen have ascertained that this Najaashi had already accepted Islaam. After receiving this letter of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam he publicly declared that he was a Muslim. Some are of the opinion that he accepted Islaam after receiving the letter. He replied to the letter confirming that he had accepted Islaam, and that whatever was written of Sayyidina 'Eesa 'Alayhis Salaam was word for word, true. He sent the reply with his son, accompanied by a group of seventy people, to Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam, but unfortunately the boat that they were travelling in sank in the sea and none among them reached Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. Najaashi passed away during the life-time of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi wasallam. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam performed janaazah salaah for him. (To perform janaazah salaah for an absent person is a fiqhi mas-alah. Due to many reasons it had its peculiarities according to the Hanafis). After the death of this Najaashi, another Najaashi was crowned as a ruler. Another letter was written to him which read as follows: This letter is from Allah's Nabi Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam to the, Najaashi, great (ruler) of Abyssinia. Peace be on the one that follows the straight path, and reposes his faith in Allah and His Rasul, and bears witness that none is worthy of worship save Allah; He is One; He has no partners nor any wife, nor any child; And also bears witness that Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam is His servant and Messenger. I invite you to the Kalimah (Laa ilaha illahah, Muhammadur Rasulullah) of Allah. Accept Islaam and you shall remain in peace. Oh People of the Book, come to the word that is common between us and you, that we shall not worship anyone besides Allah, and we shall not make anyone from amongst ourselves a god besides Allah. And if they reject (Oh Muslims) then say to them, bear witness that we are Muslims (openly announce their imaan). If you do not accept my invitation (to Islaam) and reject it, the sin of the Christians (as they are your followers) shall fall on you. At the beginning of the letter, as is customary, Bismillah must have been written. But Bismillah was not written in the copy from where I have taken this. It has not been confirmed whether this Najaashi had accepted lslaam or not, or what his name was. The opinion of the majority of the muhadditheen is that the third letter in this hadith, which is to Najaashi, is the same Najaashi. In some narrations with the name Najaashi, it is also stated that this was not the Najaashi for whom Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam had performed janaazah salaah. This is a more correct explanation. A few muhadditheen have only mentioned the letter to the first Najaashi, and a few have only mentioned the second letter.


(88) Hadith Number 7

Anas bin Maalik Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "When Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam went to the toilet, he removed his ring".

Commentary
As the name of Allah Jalla Jalaaluhu was engraved on it, he never went to the toilet with it. For this reason the 'ulama have written that it is makruh to go to the toilet with anything that has a venerable name or sentence on it.


(89) Hadith Number 8

Ibn 'Umar Radiyallahu 'Anhu says. "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam kept his ring in his mubaarak hands (possession). Then it was kept by Abubakr Radiyallahu 'Anhu, then by 'Umar Radiyallahu 'Anhu. Thereafter by 'Uthmaan Radiyallahu 'Anhu. In his ('Uthmaan Radiyallahu 'Anhu's) time it fell in the Well of 'Arees. The inscription on this ring was 'Muhammadur Rasulullah"'.

Commentary
Bir 'Arees is a well near Masjid Quba. During the khilaafah of Sayyidina Uthrnaan Radiyallahu 'Anhu the ring remained with him for six years, then accidently it fell into the well. Sayyidina 'Uthmaan Radiyallahu 'Anhu ordered a thorough search of the well. For two days water of the well was pulled out, but it could not be found. The 'ulama write that from the time the ring fell in the well, mischief and revolt began, and increased in the later years of Sayyidina 'Uthmaan Radiyallahu 'Anhu's khilaafah. In this hadith Sayyidina Ibn 'Umar Radiyallahu 'Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam kept the ring in his mubaarak hands, and in another hadith in this chapter he denies that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam wore a ring. This has already been explained. A special answer to the apparent contradictions in this hadith is that the meaning of Sayyidina Rasuluilah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam kept the ring in his hands is, he kept it in his possession. It does not necessarily mean that he wore it. It is stated in the following chapter that the ring was kept by Sayyidina Mu'ayqeeb Radiyallahu 'Anhu.

Hanbali_NaqshbandiHanafi
23-03-2007, 04:43 PM
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(90) Hadith Number 1

'Ali bin Abi Taalib Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam wore his ring in the right hand".

Commentary
Various narrations have been quoted regarding whether Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam wore the ring on his right or the left hand. A group of muhadditheen have preferred the view that he wore the ring on his right hand. This is also the view of Imaam Bukhaari, Imaam Tirmidhi, and other muhadditheen.' A few of the 'ulama have concluded that he wore it on the right hand, but sometimes wore it on the left. The 'ulama differ as to which hand it is best to wear a ring. Among the Hanafi 'ulama there are different opinions. A few say it is best to wear it on the left hand and others say both hands are equal. Shaami has quoted both views. Mulla 'Ali Qaari has quoted a saying of the Hanafis, that it is best to wear it on the right hand. According to the madhhab, the view stated by Shaami is more reliable (acceptable). Imaani Nawawi has stated that it is permissible according to the majority of the 'ulama, to wear it on either hand without karaahah. The Maalikis state it is better to wear it on the left hand. In short both are proven from the hadith. The 'ulama have also given preference to both. It is mentioned in Durri Mukhtaar from Qahistani that it has become a symbol of the Rawaafid (Shi'as) to wear a ring on the right hand, therefore it is waajib to abstain from wearing it on the right hand. The author of Durri Mukhtaar says that it is possible that it was the symbol of the Rawaafid at that time and now it is not. Maulana Cangohi writes in his kitaab 'Kaukabi Durri' that because the wearing of the ring on the left hand is the symbol of the Rawaafid, it is makruh to do so. Maulana (Khalil Ahmad) Saharanpuri has given- the same view in his 'Badh-lul Majhud' and has also written that although there is a difference of opinion whether the Rawaafid are Muslims or non-Muslims, there is no difference of opinion in that they are faasiqs. It is very important to save one's self from imitating the fussaaq (plural of faasiq). (Now after the Iranian revolution the belief of the Rawaafid (Shi'ah) has been openly propagated and made known. They reject the fundamental beliefs of Islaam and hence are apostates and out of the fold of Islaam).


(91) Hadith Number 2

Hazrat Hammaad bin Salamah says that he saw Hazrat Abdur Rahman bin Abi Rafe' wearing a ring on his right hand. He asked him the reason and he replied, "I had seen Hazrat Abdullah bin Ja'far radiyallahu anhu wearing a ring on his right hand, and he said that he had seen the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wear a ring on the right hand."

(92) Hadith Number 3

It is related from Hazrat Abdullah bin Ja'far radiyallahu anhu from another source (another chain of narrators) that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wore a ring on the right hand.

Commentary
In a hadith it has also been stated that beauty and elegance is more appropriate to the right hand. Therefore Ibn Hajar, who is an Imam of the science of hadith says, "After studying that hadith, I have found that if it is worn for elegance and beauty, it should be worn on the right hand, and if it is worn for use as a seal or stamp it should be worn on the left hand, as it is easier to remove from the left hand when using it."
It is mentioned in the ahaadith that the ring was worn on both hands (right and left).


(93) Hadith Number 4

Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah radiyallahu anhu says, "The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wore the ring on the right hand."

(94) Hadith Number 5

Salt bin Abdullah says that Hazrat Ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhu wore a ring on the right hand, and as far as I can remember he used to say that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam also wore it on the right hand.

Commentary
Imam Tirmizi has written this hadith briefly. It is mentioned with more detail in the Abu Daud. Ibn Ishaq says, "I have seen Salt wear a ring on the smallest finger of his right hand (this is known as the chungla finger in Urdu). I enquired the reason from him.
He replied, "I have seen Hazrat Ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhu wearing it in this manner. The top part of the ring was facing outwards, as far as I can recall he was talking about the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam and said that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wore it in the same manner."
Two things are mentioned in this hadith. One is that the top part was kept on the outer side of the finger. It is stated in the 'Badh-lul-Majhud' and 'Mirqaatus-Su'ud' that it is more correct to wear the top part of the ring facing the inside (towards the palms). This has also been stated in many narrations. This is also mentioned in the hadith appearing hereafter. Allamah Munaawi says that this is best because it protects the stone and saves one from pride and high mindedness. The second matter referred to is the wearing of the ring on the smallest finger. Imam Nawawi says that it is sunnah to do so according to the Ijmaa'. Allamah Shaami states that the ring should be on this finger, and the stone should face towards the palm for men, and towards the outside for women, as they wear it for beauty and elegance.


(95) Hadith Number 6

Hazrat Ibn Umar radiyallahu anhu reports, "The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam had a ring made of silver. The top portion remained towards the inside. On it was engraved 'Muhammad the Rasoolullah'. The people were prohibited from making this inscription on their rings. This is the same ring which fell from the hands of Hazrat Mu'ayqib radiyallahu anhu into the well of Arees during the reign of Hazrat Uthman radiyallahu anhu."

Commentary
The reason for the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam prohibiting the Sahabah radiyallahu anhum to make the same inscription on their rings is because the Sahabah radiyallahu anhum followed and imitated the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam in every sphere of life, and by doing so it was feared that there would be a confusion with the original seal. Hazrat Mu'ayqib radiyallahu anhu was a Sahabi and the guardian (keeper) of the ring of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. When the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam did not wear the ring it was kept by Hazrat Mu'ayqib radiyallahu anhu. In the same manner it was kept by him during the reign of Hazrat Abubakr, Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Uthman radiyallah anhum. During the reign of Hazrat Uthman radiyallahu anhu, while sitting at the well of Arees, Hazrat Mu'ayqib radiyallahu anhu was giving the ring to Hazrat Uthman radiyallah anhu or was taking it from him and it accidentally fell into the well. This incident is mentioned in many ahaadith. As to whether it fell from the hands of Hazrat Uthman radiyallahu anhu or from the hands of Mu'ayqib radiyallahu anhu, the Ulama have adopted the view that it was the latter. Both ahaadith agree that it happened between them.


(96) Hadith Number 7

Imam Muhammad Baaqir relates that Hazrat Hasan radiyallhu anhu and Hazrat Husain radiyallahu anhu, both wore their rings on their left hands.

Commentary
This hadith is contrary to the ones mentioned at the beginning of the chapter by Imam Tirmizi. It is stated there that the ring was worn on the right hand. An explanation can be given that the intention here is to indicate that after mentioning all the ahaadith, this narration that is contrary to the others may be of a weak chain. According to this humble servant, the mentioning of the right hand shows that this is the preferred method. This narration (under discussion) indicates that this too is permissible. Some of the learned have explained that in translations, according to the practice of the Muhadditheen, the word, 'am fee yasaarihi' has been removed i.e. thProphet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam used to wear the ring on the right hand or the left. According to this explanation no narration will be different from a translation.


(97) Hadith Number 8

It is related from Hazrat Anas radiyallahu anhu that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wore a ring on the right hand, and some people have also related from Hazrat Anas radiyallahu anhu that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wore a ring on the left hand.

Commentary
The findings of Imam Tirmizi are that both these hadith are incorrect, which would mean that Hazrat Anas radiyallahu anhu could not ascertain the correct hand. The Muhadditheen take great precautions and study each part of a hadith in detail to derermine which portion is correct, and which is incorrect in that hadith, although in other ahaadith this has been ascertained to be correct consequently, today, the subject of hadith has been carefully preserved and has spread in the world with 'noor'. Many ahaadith prove that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wore the ring on both the right or the left hand. The ahaadith where he wore it on the right hand have been mentioned in this chapter. The ahaadith regarding his wearing it on the left hand are stated in the Abu Daud and Muslim etc. Imam Nawawi informs that both type of ahaadith are correct. It is a practice of the Muhadditheen, that although if three ahaadith are correct (on a subject) and due to some special rule it does not comply with the standard, they will mention their views on this special rule. Therefore, Imam Tirmizi has made a comment here.


(98) Hadith Number 9

Hazrat Ibn Umar radiyallahu anhu relates that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam had a ring made of gold which he wore on his right hand. The Sahabah radiyallahu anhum in imitating the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam also had gold rings made for themselves. Thereafter, the Prophet of Allah sallallah alaihe wasallam threw away the gold ring and said, "I will never wear it again."

Commentary
It was permissible to wear gold in the early periods of Islam. Subsequently, this was ordained haraam for men. All the Ulama are unanimous in that it is haraam for men to wear gold. Imam Nawawi has also stated the unanimous verdict of the Ulama in this respect. This subject is discussed at length in the books of fiqh. It will not be appropriate to discuss it here.

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23-03-2007, 08:32 PM
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Hanbali_NaqshbandiHanafi
26-03-2007, 03:08 PM
Asslamo Allaikum,

Wearing rings would be good for punching (in case of self defense) as well.

Abu Salma
04-06-2007, 08:34 AM
As-salamu 'alaykum,

Some Maliki input:


41.4c. Manner of wearing rings

What is preferred, according to what is reported about rings, is that they are worn on left hand, since the right hand is used for taking things. A person takes something with the right hand and puts it into the left.

[This is the majority position, including that of Malik. It is related that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, wore his ring on the little finger of the left hand. He turned the face towards his palm. When he did istinja', he removed it and he removed it when he went to the lavatory. Also the left hand is further from pride.]

Source:
The Risala of 'Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (310/922 - 386/996) - A Treatise on Maliki Fiqh - (Including commentary from ath-Thamr ad-Dani by al-Azhari).
<http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ABewley/RisFitra.html>

Jawad_786
28-09-2007, 07:48 PM
does anyone know where I can find a ring similar to the prophet's (saw) that says:

Muhammad
Rasul
Allah

adil al mujahid
28-09-2007, 09:22 PM
How many rings can a man wear???

woeuntothee
28-09-2007, 09:26 PM
Does a wedding ring count as "necessity"??

:confused: I cannot even remotely begin to fathom how a wedding ring could possibly be considered a 'necessity' (durura)?

AlHannah20
31-03-2011, 08:04 PM
If you were to wear a ring with the intention of sealing your marriage with it or claiming your husband or wife, to the point where if you were to lose it, you be be all distraught over it because you think that a ring somehow legitimizes your marriage, then that is haram. It is a Christian tradition to use wedding rings to claim a woman as ones property, a tradition later adopted by the Jews, and one that we should NEVER adopt, and the Prophet SAW warned us against imitating the non-Muslims. As long as our intention is not to define our marriage by the ring then wearing rings is ok (no gold for men). Wedding rings are definitely NOT a Sunnah.