Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 38915
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Mar 07,2018

Title: Cubic Zirconia and crystal in jewelry

Question

AsalaamuAlaykum 

Please could you tell me if women can wear jewellery with Cubic Zirconia in them? I have a couple bracelets with Cubic Zirconia in it and some with crystal so please could you tell me if I can wear them? 

 

Thank you 

 

 

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ) is similar to a diamond with its brilliance and crystal clarity, but it is a synthesized (man-made) crystalline material that is colorless, hard, and flawless. It looks so much like a diamond, it is an affordable alternative to diamonds. It can made in different colors to simulate the different colors of a diamond[1]. This should not be mistaken with zirconium which is a different chemical element that is a metal that is silvery white. Zirconium in its powdered form is used with other elements to create a cubic zirconia.

It is permissible to wear bracelets and jewelry with Cubic Zirconia and crystals in them[2].

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muajul I. Chowdhury

 

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 



[2]  فتاوى قاصيخان (3/ 413) 

ولا بأس لهن بلبس الديباج والحرير والذهب والفضة واللؤلؤ.


الاختيار لتعليل المختار (4/ 159)

 وَيَجُوزُ أَنْ يَجْعَلَ فَصَّهُ عَقِيقًا أَوْ فَيْرُوزَجًا أَوْ يَاقُوتًا أَوْ نَحْوَهُ،

 

 المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني  (5/ 349)

قال: لا بأس بأن يكون الفص من الحجر، وهذا دليل على أن العبرة في الحظر والإباحة للخدم لا للفص وهو المذهب؛ لأنه إنما يصير مستعملاً للحلقة لا للفص. قال: ولا بأس بمسمار الذهب يجعل في الفص؛ يريد به المسمار ليحفظ به الفص

 

الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي  (4/ 367)

والحلقة هي المعتبرة؛ لأن قوام الخاتم بها، ولا معتبر بالفص حتى يجوز أن يكون من حجر

 

حاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 352)

ولا بأس لهن بلبس الديباج والحرير والذهب والفضة واللؤلؤ.

 

فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا (7/ 249)

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