Fatwa: # 15318
Category: Men
Country: South Africa
Date: 5th June 2007


Men wearing chains and bracelets


Question 1: what types of jewellery is permissible for males to use, e.g ring, handchain, chain etc...

Question 2: is it permissible to take photos of human and animals with the camera of a cellphone, n is it permisible to store the photos of human and animals on chips e.g the cellphone memory. I saw a fatwa about this on this site before but i don't remember where i saw it and what's the fatwa id number, please send it to me. Please give me a full detail about both.


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

  1. It is not permissible for men to wear chains, bracelets etc. Men are only permitted to wear silver rings with the silver content being 4,373g (Fataawa Hindiyya 5 /335).
  2. It is not permissible to take photographs of animate objects on a mobile cellular telephone which is stored in chips and memory’s.

And Allah knows best


Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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