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Salaam Alaikum,

Maybe this has been posted before but I thought I'd ask. Aqeeq rings and the other special stones, I think that there is a cloudy yet clear one too. Do they have any islamic meaning. Story behind them.

I always here people say there's reward in wearing them but I'm not sure if that's culture or islamic.

wasalam,

Eman

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(salam)

From http://www.al-islam.org/organizations/aali...k/msg00115.html :

Q2.  What is the significance of wearing Akik and firoza rings?

Answer:

Q2.  There are several hadiths from our Imams recommending us to wear rings containing Aqeeq and Feeroza. Some of these are:

1)Ma`adh has narrated on the authority of Imam `Ali (a) saying: The one who wears an aqeeq ring, God grants him (literally: seals for him) the peace (al-amn) and faith.

2)Imam `Ali (a) has said: Wear aqeeq on your rings, you will be blessed and will be saved from afflictions.

3)`Abul Mu'min al-Ansaaree reports that I heard Abu `Abdillah (Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq) saying: The hands that wears Firoza will not see poverty.

God knows the best.

Reference: Shaykh al-Tabrasee, Makarimul Akhlaaq, Teheran, 1972, pp. 87-89.

With salaams and du`as

Hasnain Kassamali

Humble servant of the Ahlul Bayt (a)

Also see http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15397

Edited by Salaam1

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(bismillah) (salam)

I have a few related questions that have been bugging me. I know (and firmly believe/do my best to adhere to) the rulings about women not revealing their adornments; however I have read other rulings that say it is recommended for women to not only grow their fingernails long, but to use henna on their hands, and to wear rings (not sure about bracelets). I would also like to know if they should ONLY be worn on the right hand (including a wedding band), or if they can be worn on both hands.

Does anyone know Ayatullah Seestani's rulings regarding these questions? I feel more feminine wearing a ring or two, and would like to have an aqeeq/feeroza ring some day, but I don't want to go beyond the limits regarding women and ornamentation, especially since I work in public (uggghhhh, another topic, LOLL).

Thanks ^_^

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salaam alaikum

Ayatollay Seestani:

A woman is allowed to use antimony (kohl) on her eyelashes and wear rings in both hands, provided that it is not intended for drawing lustful attention of men towards herself and that she is confident of not getting into a harãm act. Otherwise, it is obligatory on her to cover [the eyes that have kohl and the hands with rings] even from those who are mahram to her.

Question: Is it permissible for a woman to wear rings, bangles, or necklace for the sake of beautification?

Answer: It is permissible and it should be concealed from non-mahram men except for the rings and bangles, provided that there is no danger of committing that which is harãm, or that exposing them should not be with the intention of drawing forbidden attention

wa salaam

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(salam)

From http://www.al-islam.org/organizations/aali...k/msg00115.html :

Q2.  What is the significance of wearing Akik and firoza rings?

Answer:

Q2.  There are several hadiths from our Imams recommending us to wear rings containing Aqeeq and Feeroza. Some of these are:

1)Ma`adh has narrated on the authority of Imam `Ali (a) saying: The one who wears an aqeeq ring, God grants him (literally: seals for him) the peace (al-amn) and faith.

2)Imam `Ali (a) has said: Wear aqeeq on your rings, you will be blessed and will be saved from afflictions.

3)`Abul Mu'min al-Ansaaree reports that I heard Abu `Abdillah (Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq) saying: The hands that wears Firoza will not see poverty.

God knows the best.

Reference: Shaykh al-Tabrasee, Makarimul Akhlaaq, Teheran, 1972, pp. 87-89.

With salaams and du`as

Hasnain Kassamali

Humble servant of the Ahlul Bayt (a)

Also see http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15397

hey thats soo cool man i know sheikh hasnain! he used to be our aalim and he still lives in town ! lol

yea aqeeq rings i hear are like really mustahab lol most of them are ugly designs on rings so i got mine made at this jeweller and i got the style of ring i wanted! its relly niceee lol u just give them the aqeeq stone and tell them the style u wnat and they maike it for you! lol the ones from syria and ther are relaly uglyy but i used a stone from one of them to make my ring! lol i nvr take it off

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Another tradition states that the Holy Prophet pbuh directed men to cut the nails very near to the flesh while women were allowed to leave them a little as it is a source of beautification for them. [Hilyatul Muttaqin, by Baqir Majlisi, page #39]

It is highly commendable to wear a ring on the right hand, although some traditions do allow the ring to be worn on the left also. However, if the ring has any precious stone set in it, or has any holy engravings on it, it should be removed before going to the toilet.

In one of his traditions, Salman Farsi (ra) narrates a conversation which took place between the Holy Prophet pbuh and Imam Ali (as) in which the former gave some instructions regarding the wearing of rings. The Prophet pbuh advised the Imam (as) to wear the ring on his right hand, as by doing so, one would be included among the muqarrabin (those near to Allah)....Imam Ali (as) further asked which ring he should wear, and the Prophet pbuh advised him to have a ring set with red Aqiq (Cornelian), as this stone had affirmed the Oneness of Allah, the Prophethood of Muhammad pbuh , the vicegerency (Khilafat) of Ali (as) and Paradise for the friends and Shias of Ali (as) .

[Hilyatul Muttaqin, by Majlisi, chapter #2, page #14]

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(bismillah) (salam)

Thanks Sister Lilacfatima, Brother Peer... I appreciate it! =0)

(And also for the info that Aqiq=Cornelian) ^_^

Anybody know how these rulings would apply to a necklace with a timepiece on it (watch)? I have always wanted one of those... Would it be okay if I wore it over my dress, but under my scarf? What about taking it out to look at the time?

Sorry, I come up with weird questions sometimes, LOL :P

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(salam)

From http://www.al-islam.org/organizations/aali...k/msg00115.html :

Q2.  What is the significance of wearing Akik and firoza rings?

Answer:

Q2.  There are several hadiths from our Imams recommending us to wear rings containing Aqeeq and Feeroza. Some of these are:

1)Ma`adh has narrated on the authority of Imam `Ali (a) saying: The one who wears an aqeeq ring, God grants him (literally: seals for him) the peace (al-amn) and faith.

2)Imam `Ali (a) has said: Wear aqeeq on your rings, you will be blessed and will be saved from afflictions.

3)`Abul Mu'min al-Ansaaree reports that I heard Abu `Abdillah (Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq) saying: The hands that wears Firoza will not see poverty.

God knows the best.

Reference: Shaykh al-Tabrasee, Makarimul Akhlaaq, Teheran, 1972, pp. 87-89.

With salaams and du`as

Hasnain Kassamali

Humble servant of the Ahlul Bayt (a)

Also see http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15397

Salaam Alaikum

Thank you for the post....but is there any other hadiths or sayings of the Prophet (saw) about them?

I just kind of want to know more about their significance.

Wasalam,

Eman

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Assalamoualaikoum WRB

I need some advice from our shia brothers and sisters in London. I also came across the website 99rings.com which is a London based company. Undoubtedly, the yemeni aqeeq which is considered as the genuine aqeeq and which has been recommended to wear will be quite expensive (the red yemeni aqeeq with ALI written on it being 180 american dollars).

I would like to offer one to my husband insha Allah and as a matter of fact i would really like if anyone of you out there in London could find out more about the reputation of this company and if they are trustworthy or not as they claim to get their raw materials from iran .

I thank you very much and i hope that it will not be too much hassle insha Allah

Fee amanallah

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(bismillah)  (salam)

Thanks Sister Lilacfatima, Brother Peer... I appreciate it!  =0)

(And also for the info that Aqiq=Cornelian) ^_^

Anybody know how these rulings would apply to a necklace with a timepiece on it (watch)? I have always wanted one of those... Would it be okay if I wore it over my dress, but under my scarf? What about taking it out to look at the time?

Sorry, I come up with weird questions sometimes, LOL  :P

:huh: Anybody know?

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(bismillah)

Gems and their religious significance

Compiled by (Marhum) Al Haj Hussein Abdallah Jaffer

1. Aqeeq (Cornelio or agate)

These are available in several colours: white, milky white, yellow,

green, black, red, grey, liver colour and many others. The best are

the liver colour from Yemen, which are difficult to obtain and expensive. It has great religious significance and for a Shia it is a must.

The benefit of Aqeeq is that it creates joy in the heart, is good

for eyesight and it helps illuminate sadness and anger. It is also

revered in other religious and has been in use from the time of

Hazrat Adam (a.s.). It absorbs the rays of the sun and passes these

onto the body and is good for health. Black Aqeeq protects children

from envious eyes. Hazrat Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that

a namaz with Aqeeq is 40 times better than one without it. It is

also great thawaab to use tasbeeh of aqeeq as said by Hazrat Imam Musa e Kazim (a.s.)

2. Firoza (Turquoise)

It is said that Firoza helps to create joy in the heart, helps

improving eyesight, brain and the heart. The Ancient Egyptians used

it. The best quality of Firoza are found in Nishapur (outside

Mesh'had), Iran but they are also available in Australia, Afghanistan, America, Egypt, Germany, Israel, Nepal and Tibet.

The great philosopher, Aristotle, said firooza helps to create

humbleness pity for others and is good for diabetics. It protects

from the stings of a scorpion, snakebites, lightening and drowning.

The community holds a Firoza wearer in esteem. The Holy Prophet

S.A.W.) said that Allah (S.W.T.) accepts the prayer of one who

wears Firoza. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.), Imam Ali (A.S

and Hazrat Imam Musa e Kazim (a.s.) wore a Firoza ring.

If calamity were to befall on the wearer, the stone would break.

When this happens, the ring should be immediately be removed.

3. Durr e Najaf

It is obtained from Najaf al-Ashraf. Those obtained from the river

are more illustrious than those obtained from the land. Both Hazrat

Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq (a.s.) and Hazrat Imam Hassan al-Askari (a.s.)

have said that wearing of Durr e Najaf has great thawab. It is good for ailments

of the eye and it creates happiness in the heart.

4. Hadded e Sein

They come in grey and black colours, but black is better. It helps

ease the pains of childbirth. Hazrat Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq (a.s.)

asked one of his friend who feared the wrath of the Sultan to wear

Hadeed with 'Haft Jalali' engraved thereon and he was spared. It

should not be worn constantly, but whenever necessary. Hazrat Imam

Ali (a.s.) wore Hadeed during wars. It is recommended

to wear during travels.

5. Yaqut (Ruby) - Manek

It has good effect on married life, friendship, loyalty and

business. It protects against hysteria, cholera, plague, rheumatism

and heart ailment. Hazrat Imam Ali (a.s.) used to wear one and it

is the ring that he gave away to the beggar in the state of ruk'uu.

Hazrat Imam Redha (a.s.) has recommended it for all mo'amins. In

Surah Ar Rahman: Ka anna hunnal yaqutu wal marjan.

6. Zamarrud (Emerald)

It is the best stone in all green stones. It is attributed to Hazrath Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (a.s.) - 'suz kafa'. Hakim Aflatoon has said the wearer of Zamarrud overcomes his enemies. It protects against the ailments of the eyes and liver. It creates joy and peace of mind, promotes goodwill and inclines towards charity. If a calamity is to befall the wearer, it will break into small pieces. Both Hazrath Imam Ali (a.s.) and Hazrat Imam Musa al-Kadhim (as.) have recommended it.

7. Marjan (Coral)

The Holy Quran refers to this stone in the following two ayats: Ka anna hunnal yaqutu wal marjan and Yakhruju min huma lualoo wal marjan. Marjan and pearls are among the gems obtained from the sea. It is good protection from paralysis, disease of the heart, liver, stomach, kidney and the effects of blackmagic.

Fi Amanillah,

Genu

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(bismillah)

Salaamon alaykom jamee3an

Jazaakom Allaaho Kheir al jazaa2 for all of this information.

A quick note re: 3aqeeq ring - it is best to get one with a "7irz" of the 14 ma3soomeen (Infallibles) (as) in it ("amulet" I think, is the English translation). Obviously the best one is the Yemeni stone, as mentioned here, which is a very dark red ("liver coloured"). From memory, this ring guards and protects the dead person in his grave if it is put in his mouth (?) when he dies..I may be off-track here, so please correct me if I am wrong.

And as for where one can purchase them from, the following countries sell them at relatively good prices: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon. I am unsure if these are sold (and at good prices) in the UAE and/or the Gulf. But you can definitely get a lot of good things from the 4 abovementioned countries. If not yourself, ask somebody who is going to buy you some things from there. I am sure they will be more than happy :)

Na'alukom al du3a..

Wassalaam

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