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30 May 2017 CE | 05 Ramadhan 1438 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Gold Rings


“Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) had a gold ring made for himself (with a stone in it), and he used to wear it with the stone towards the inner part of his hand. Consequently, the people had similar rings made for themselves. Afterwards the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) sat on the pulpit and took it off, saying, ‘I used to wear this ring and keep its stone towards the palm of my hand.’ He then threw it away and said, ‘By Allah, I will never wear it.’ Therefore, all the people threw away their rings as well.” [Sahih Bukhari]

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has forbidden men to wear gold. That is why Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) took his gold ring off and vowed never to wear it again.

Look at the obedience of the Sahabah to Allah’s commands! One look at what Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) does and they also throw their gold rings away! It is no wonder that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) declared His satisfaction with them.

Of our children who are the ones we like most? Of our servants, who is the most pleasing to us? The one who listens to what we say and does as we ask them to. With Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) as well, the ones most dear to Him are those who rush to obey His commands.

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