14 February 2014 CE | 12 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Forbidden Jewelry


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah dislikes the sound of a tinkling anklet as much as singing; and Allah will punish the singer and the one who listens to the music similarly; and only the woman who is far from the Mercy of Allah will wear the tinkling anklets.” [Firdaus Al-Dailmee]


Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says: “And say to the believing women that they … should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments.” [Surah Noor, Ayat 30-31]


Even if there are no bells, jewelry itself makes noise when it hits other pieces of jewelry (e.g. bangles). When women have to walk among non-Mahram men they should walk softly so that the men don’t hear the sound of their ornaments.


In the above Hadith, tinkling ornaments are declared undesirable and prohibited. When it is forbidden to even have the sound of ornaments reach non-Mahram men, how much more undesirable would it be for a woman to either show herself or talk with non-Mahram men?

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