Ruling on wearing an engagement or wedding ring by both the bride and the groom?

Question 4: What is the ruling on wearing an engagement or wedding ring by both the bride and the groom? The married couple usually wears rings on which the spouse’s name and the engagement date are engraved. Is this a Bidd‘ah (innovation in religion) or does it have some origin in Islaam? Does the saying of the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) to one of his Sahaabah (Companions): Seek anything (for her), even if it is only an iron ring denote the permissibility of wearing a wedding ring.

Answer: Firstly, what you have mentioned about engaged or married couples wearing rings in the manner described has no origin in Islam. In fact, it is a Bidd‘ah introduced by some ignorant Muslims with weak faith, who mimic the customs of Kaafirs (non-Muslims). This act is prohibited, as it involves imitation of the Kaafirs and the Prophet (peace be upon him) warned against this… read more here.

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