GOLD AND SILVER UTENSILS


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc. / Sunday, June 6th, 2010

It is not permissible to eat or drink from gold and silver utensils. In fact, it is not permissible to forany purpose items that are made of gold or silver. For example, it is not permissible to:

(a) eat and drink from gold or silver utensils,

(b) clean the teeth with a toothpick made of gold or silver,

(c) sprinkle rose water with a gold or silver utensil which has been made for such a purpose,

(d) to keep surmah in a gold or silver utensil which has been made for such a purpose,

(e) to keep betel-leaves in a container made of gold or silver,

(f) apply oil that is kept in a gold or silver utensil,

(g) lie or sleep on a bed whose legs are made of gold or silver,

(h) look in a mirror that is framed in gold or silver.

All these things are haraam. If a mirror has been framed in this way solely for decoration, it will be permissible to display such a mirror. However, at no time should one look into such a mirror. In short, it is not permissible to use anything that is made of gold or silver.

One Reply to “GOLD AND SILVER UTENSILS”

  1. Well then, if it is not lawful to use gold or silver for any purpose, then it is not lawful to use integrated circuit electronics since the silicon chip is connected to the outside world by finer than hair pure gold wires. Likewise it would not be possible to protect base metals from rust or corrosion by plating them with gold or silver.
    Nor would it be allowable to use silver based creams in the treatment of severe burns to prevent infections.
    Nor could you purify water using a ceramic filter treated with a trace of silver to prevent bacterial growth.
    Nor is it allowed to put a gold film on window glass to block the sun’s heat.
    I think what Mohamed was speaking against was excessive displays of wealth.

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