GOLD AND SILVER UTENSILS


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

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,

June 6, 2010

Gold and Silver Part 02


Economics, Part 5-Principles of Business

11. You have taken someone else’s ring in exchange for your ring. Check if both have any stone or gem. If both the rings have a stone or gem, this exchange is permissible irrespective of whether the amount of silver in both the rings is equal, less or more. However, it is necessary that this exchange takes place in one sitting.

If both the rings are plain, i.e. without any stone, then the condition is that the silver will have to be equal. Even if there is a slight difference, it will be regarded as interest.

June 5, 2010

Gold and Silver Part 01


Economics, Part 5-Principles of Business

1. There are several ways of purchasing gold and silver. One is that gold could be purchased in exchange for gold or silver in exchange for silver, e.g. a person purchases gold with a gold coin which he has in his possession or silver with a silver coin which he has in his possession. In other words, the item that is being purchased is of the same category as that with which it is being purchased. In such a case, two factors are wajib :    (i) the gold or the silver on both sides will have to be equal, (ii) the transaction must be complete before the buyer and the seller can separate, there must be no outstanding amount. If they conduct this transaction contrary to any of these two factors, it will be interest. For example, if you purchase silver with a R1 coin (which is made of silver), you will have to purchase the silver that is equal in weight as that of the R1 coin. If it is more or less than the R1 coin, it will be interest.

June 4, 2010

56) Men Wearing Silk or Gold


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

In the two Sahihs, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is reported to have said,

“He who wears silk in this worldly life, will not wear it in the Hereafter.”(Bukhari)

This is a general rule which applies to all classes of people, whether soldiers or otherwise. The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Wearing gold and silk has been made unlawful for the men of my community but permissible for its women.” (Tirmidhi)

On the authority of Huzaifa Ibn Al- Yaman (may Allah be pleased with him) who said,

August 16, 2009

Who is Entitled to Receive Zakât


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.
  1. The person who
    possesses the nisâb of either gold or silver, or trade goods which equal
    the nisâb of either gold or silver is regarded as a rich person in the
    Shariah. It is not permissible to give zakât money to him. Nor is it
    permissible for him to accept or consume zakât money. Similarly, the person who
    has belongings which are not for the purposes of trade but are over and above
    his basic needs, is also considered to be a rich person. It is not permissible
    to give zakât money to such a person as well. Furthermore, although he is
    regarded as a rich person, zakât is not wajib on him.

August 31, 2008