The Prophet of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) disliked ten
things: Yellow colouring, meaning khaluq, dyeing grey
hair, trailing the lower garment, wearing a gold
signet-ring, a woman decking herself before people who are
not within the prohibited degrees, throwing dice, using
spells except with the Mu'awwidhatan, wearing amulets,
withdrawing the penis before the semen is discharged, in
the case of a woman who is wife or not a wife, and having
intercourse with a woman who is suckling a child; but he
did not declare them to be prohibited.
A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and he
was wearing a signet-ring of yellow copper. He said to
him: How is it that I notice the odour of idols in you? So
he threw it away, and came wearing an iron signet ring. He
(the Prophet) said: What is it that I see you wearing the
adornment of the inhabitants of Hell? So he threw it away.
He asked: Apostle of Allah, what material I must use? He
said: Make it of silver, but do not weigh it as much as a
The signet-ring of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) was
of iron polished with silver. Sometimes it remained in my
possession. Al-Mu'ayqib was in charge of the signet-ring
of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him).
Muhammad ibn Ishaq said: I saw as-Salt ibn Abdullah ibn
Nawfal ibn AbdulMuttalib wearing the signet-ring on his
right small finger. I asked: What is this? He replied: I
saw Ibn Abbas wearing his ring in this manner. He put its
stone towards the upper part of his palm. Ibn Abbas also
mentioned that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him)
used to wear his signet-ring in his manner.
Ibn az-Zubayr told that a woman client of theirs took
az-Zubayr's daughter to Umar ibn al-Khattab wearing bells
on her legs. Umar cut them off and said that he had heard
the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: There is a
devil along with each bell.
AbdurRahman ibn Tarafah said that his grandfather
Arfajah ibn As'ad who had his nose cut off at the battle
of al-Kilab got a silver nose, but it developed a stench,
so the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) ordered him to get a
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) got some ornaments
presented by Negus as a gift to him. They contained a gold
ring with an Abyssinian stone. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him)
turning his attention from it took it by means of a stick
or his finger, then called Umamah, daughter of Abul'As and
daughter of his daughter Zaynab, and said: Wear it, my
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone wants
to put a ring of fire on one he loves, let him put a gold
ring on him: if anyone wants to put a necklace of fire on
one he loves, let him put a gold necklace on him, and if
anyone wants to put a bracelet of fire on one he loves let
him put a gold bracelet on him. Keep to silver and amuse
yourselves with it.
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: You women folk,
have in silver something with which you adorn yourselves.
I assure you that any woman of you who adorns herself with
gold which she displays will be punished for it.
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Any woman who
wears a gold necklace will have a similar one of fire put
on her neck on the Day of Resurrection, and any woman who
puts a gold earring in her ear will have a similar one of
fire put in her ear on the Day of Resurrection.