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  • Are Gemstones Prohibited In Islam?

    Posted by Jazeb Tariq on October 8, 2021 at 3:58 am

    It is Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH to wear gemstone in his hand. However, I have also come across hadeeths (not certain about authenticity) of Prophet Muhammad PBUH recommending certain gem stones. There are also sayings of Ali RA recommending gemstones. I always understood that believing that stones have powers is Shirk. However, Allah did not create anything without a purpose and if Allah gave certain properties to gemstones that can affect the wearer just like food, medicine, etc can affect us then why is that considered Shirk? In that sense, wouldn’t medicine be considered shirk as well? There is also no direct Ayah or Hadeeth prohibiting wearing of gemstones. Would really appreciate an explanation about this topic. Thank you.

    Umer replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Are Gemstones Prohibited In Islam?

    Umer updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
  • Umer

    Moderator October 9, 2021 at 5:43 am

    “There are no authentic and reliable reports about the benefits (spiritual or otherwise) of wearing gemstones. There are many fabricated ahadith in circulation. None of them is slightly reliable. The scholars have explained that fully. The majority, however, holds that except for gold all other things can be used as well. Some dislike it as it involves spendthriftiness and can make people show off, which is an obvious sin. We believe this view is strong”.

    Answered By :Tariq Mahmood Hashmi


    “If it is proven scientifically that a stone can help cure some physical or similar problem, there is no harm in using it. However, if one thinks that stones have some supernatural effects on the life of a person and can bring good luck to him — then this is mere superstition and hence should be avoided because superstitions more often than not lead to polytheism”.

    Answered By :Dr. Shehzad Saleem


    There is no harm in wearing a ring, with or without stone, as long as the said wearing is not based on some superstitious polytheistic beliefs or other ethical issues surrounding it.

    For further comments of Ghamidi Sahab, please refer to the following link from 46:14 to 51:18

    ilm-o-Hikmat 13-05-2018

  • Jazeb Tariq

    Member October 13, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the answers. Very reasonable and much appreciated.

  • Umer

    Moderator April 2, 2023 at 12:59 am

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