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(salam),

I seemed to have noticed that many Ithna Ashari Shias wear an Aqeeq ring. Moreover, people seem to recognize other as Shia when they see each other wearing Aqeeq rings. My dad wears one and so does my uncle, and I have started to wear one too. :D

I want to know what is the history behind wearing itm and also, if possible, the logic behind it. It;s especially common in South Asian socities.

Please do not confuse Aqeeq qith Aqeeqa! :!!!: They're totally different things. Aqeeq is a gem. When worn in a ring it looks like this:

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And sometimes I notice Shia ladies in mosques wearing feroza too:

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Ofocurse wearing a Feroza or Aqeeq rign doesn't automatically make you Shia, but it seems to have become an identity of South Asian Shias. Don't know about other. :donno:

(wasalam)

Basim Ali Jafri

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(bismillah)

(salam),

I seemed to have noticed that many Ithna Ashari Shias wear an Aqeeq ring. Moreover, people seem to recognize other as Shia when they see each other wearing Aqeeq rings. My dad wears one and so does my uncle, and I have started to wear one too. :D

I want to know what is the history behind wearing itm and also, if possible, the logic behind it. It;s especially common in South Asian socities.

^We have hadiths from Imams of Ahl al-Bayt (as) which shows that wearing Aqiq is mustahab.

see:

w/s

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I again forgot what Aqeeq is called in English but I have a couple of aqeeq rings. A conventional red aqeeq in silver and a yellow one. I switch and wear them. I had a Durr-e-Najaf stone which I collected from the cemetery of Wadi-as-Salam in Najaf when I was in my early teens. I got the raw stone cut and polished in Iran on my way to Pakistan. It was one awesome see through stone. I lost that somewhere prolly on my trip to Syria a couple of years ago. :( - I don't like Feroza for some reason. Don't wear it.

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Bismillahi Irrahman Irrahiim

Allahumma sallialaa Muhammed wa Aali Muhammed wa azjel farazjahum

Assalamu aleikum Brothers

Does anyone know reliable netstore that sales aqeeq rings? red and turquoise specially.

thank You.

fii iman Allah.

'Also, to Open post´s question. There are many hadits that recomends to wear ring at right hand, and it is concidered to be actual part of religion to wear ring. Prophet Muhammed (SAAS) had ring in his right hand. It said. "La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammed rasul ullah."I remember hadith that says something about wearing turquoise ring at right hand, and the dua will be accepted.

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(bismillah)

(salam),

I seemed to have noticed that many Ithna Ashari Shias wear an Aqeeq ring. Moreover, people seem to recognize other as Shia when they see each other wearing Aqeeq rings. My dad wears one and so does my uncle, and I have started to wear one too. :D

I want to know what is the history behind wearing itm and also, if possible, the logic behind it. It;s especially common in South Asian socities.

Please do not confuse Aqeeq qith Aqeeqa! :!!!: They're totally different things. Aqeeq is a gem. When worn in a ring it looks like this:

post-57290-1252176194855.jpgpost-57290-12521762089623.jpg

And sometimes I notice Shia ladies in mosques wearing feroza too:

post-57290-12521763930727_thumb.jpg

Ofocurse wearing a Feroza or Aqeeq rign doesn't automatically make you Shia, but it seems to have become an identity of South Asian Shias. Don't know about other. :donno:

(wasalam)

Basim Ali Jafri

I read in Tahzeeb e Ale Muhammad (phuh), don't know its authenticity that Aqeeq was the first gem to accept the oness of Allah, Hazrat Muhammad's (pbuh) prophethood and Imamate of Imam Ali.. and i read this too in the same book that imam ali (as) wore four rings one of them was of aqeeq...

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TO THE OP, here"s some useful copy paste stuff regarding the Islamic basis for supporting a ring........

It is Sunnate Muakkedah (highly commendable) for men and women to wear ring

rings on the right hand.

A Hadith from Hadhrat Salman Farsi(ra) states that the last Prophet(SAAW) requested Imam

Ali (AS)to wear a ring on the right so that he may be listed among the

Muqarrabeen (those near to Allah). The Imam asked the Prophet as to who the

Muqarrabeen were, to which the Prophet replied Janabe Jibreel and Janabe

Mikaiel. Then the Imam inquired as to which stone should he wear. The Prophet

replied Aqiq (cornelian), as this red stone had accepted the Oneness of

Allah, the Prophethood of the last Prophet, and the vicegerency of Ali ibne

Abi Talib, and the heavens for Ali's friends and Shias.

The 8th Imam was once asked why the 1st Imam wore his ring on the right hand.

The Imam replies that Imam Ali is the leader of the Ashabe Yameen, and

the Ashabe Yameen are those records of actions will be given on the right

hand. And secondly, the last Prophet also wore his rings on his right hand.

The Shias will identified by these symbols, having the ring on the right

hand, praying 5 times a day at the right timings, giving Zakat, distributing

among his religious brothers his belongings, ordering good actions and

keeping people away from evil.

The 6th Imam had stated that the last Prophet used to wear his ring on the

first finger and has prohibited wearing of a ring on the middle finger. Also

according to the 6th Imam, a ring should be worn at the very end of the

finger, where it joins with the palm.

One should recite the following Dua, while wearing a ring.

'O Allah, let the signs of faith be the cause of my recognition. Let my end

be worthwhile and let there be good for me even in the world to come. It is

well-known that Thou are All Mighty, All Wise and All Generous.

It is Sunnat to have a silver ring. Of course, gold is haraam for men.

Wearing iron, steel or brass ring is Makrooh for both men and women.

Therefore, according to the 6th Imam, the Prophet wore a silver ring.

According to another tradition, the Prophet asked men not to wear an iron

ring while praying and strictly prohibited the wearing of brass ring.

The 9th Imam stated that Aqiq takes away the poverty and dissolves

differences in one's heart.

The 6th Imam stated that Aqiq brings safety while traveling.

According to the 9th Imam, wearing the ring of Yakoot (ruby), stops worries.

According to 8th Imam, Yakoot eases difficulty.

The 8th Imam stated that the ring of Zaberjad (jade) eases difficulties. He

also stated that the emerald ring turns poor into rich, and that whosoever

wears the ring set in with yellow ruby will never become poor.

The 6th Imam stated that those who wear a Firoza (turquoise) ring, will never

become dependent.

Someone visited the 8th Imam and noticed the Imam wearing a ring set in with

Firoza with the following engraving:

'Lil Lahil Mulko' - Allah, Master of the Kingdom. (3:189).

As the person continued to stare, the Imam asked him what he was looking at,

to which he replied at the ring. The Imam asked him if recognized the

engraving, to which he said no. The Imam explained to the person that this

stone was brought down by Janabe Jibreel as a gift to the Prophet from the

Heaven, and who then in return gave to the 1st Imam. Since then, it has been

carried down.

The 8th Imam stated that the 1st Imam once noticed the Prophet come out of

his house with a ring of Jaze Yamani, while on their way to attend the Jamaat

prayers. After the prayers, the Prophet gave the ring to the Imam, and asked

him to have it on his right hand while he prayed as a prayer with Jaze Yamani

is equal to 70 prayers without it. The stone is always praying and reciting

'La Illaha Illalah' and 'Subhanallah', and its rewards reaches the one who

wears it.

Someone had married but no children were conceived. The person went to the

9th Imam to obtain his advice. The Imam told him to wear a ring set in Firoza

with the following inscription:

'O My Lord! Leave me not alone (without an issue) though Thou are the best of

heirs.' (21:89)

Before the year ended, they were blessed with a son from the same wife.

The Prophet stated that Allah finds it difficult not to listen to the prayers

of those who have Aqiq and Firoza rings on their fingers, and feels hurt to

negate their prayers.

The 6th Imam stated on Durre Najaf, that all the Momineen and Mominaat feel

happy when they sight this stone, and the pain of their eyes is relived. The

Imam stated that he wants every Momin to have five rings. Yakoot ring is the

best. The second is Aqiq as it is a stone which has affection for Allah and

Ahle Bayt. Third is Firoza which gives strength to the eyes, expands the

breast and strengthens the heart. Whenever a Momin goes for some work with a

Firoza ring on his finger, his work is done. Fourthly one should wear the

ring of Hadeed Cheeni but not always. Only when one is afraid of some

mischief then he should visit that environment with this ring on at the stone

keeps the devil away. And the fifth ring should be that of Durre Najaf which

is found only in Najaf. When a person wears a ring of Durre Najaf, at his

every glance towards it, Allah gives him the reward of Ziyarat, Hajj and

Umrah, which are kept in his record of action. The reward is equal to the

rewards of the Prophets and pious; if Allah had not been merciful towards the

Shia, then every gem of Durre Najaf would have been costly but Allah made it

readily available so that both rich and poor can wear it.

When Hazrat Ibrahim was about to be thrown into the pit of fire, Janabe

Jibreel became upset. When Allah asked him about it, Janabe Jibreel then

asked Allah why he had made Haz. Ibrahim His friend, the only believer of

Allah's oneness to face not only his enemies but also the enemies of Allah.

Allah ordered Janabe Jibreel to be silent, and told him that a helpers person

hastens his work like Jibreel and was afraid of loosing time. Haz. Ibrahim is

Allah's creature and can free him whenever He likes. After being comforted,

Janabe Jibreel went to the Prophet and asked is he needed help. The Prophet

said that he did not need his help. At that time, Allah sent an Emerald ring

on which was engraved:

'There is no god but one Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, there

is no power and strength except with Allah, the Grand, the Great: I entrust

my affairs unto Allah - Sufficient is for me Allah.

Allah then revealed to him that he should wear the ring which will cool the

fire.

The engraving on the last Prophet's ring:

'There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.'

Engraving on 1st Imam's ring:

'Allah is the Master of the Kingdom.'

On the 2nd Imam's:

'Al Izzato Lil Lahe - Verily, All honor (as a whole) belong (only) to Allah.'

(4:139)

On the 3rd Imam's:

'Innal Laha Baligho Amrehi - Verily Allah accomplishes His purpose' (65:3)

The 4th Imam and the 5th Imam wore the same ring as the 3rd Imam.

6th Imam's:

'Allaho Waliyi Wa Ismati Min Khalqehi - Allah is my Master and He will

safeguard me from His creatures.'

7th Imam's:

'Hasbeyal Laho - Sufficient for me is Allah.' (9:129)

The 5th Imam stated that if a person possesses a ring set in Aqiq and turns

it towards his palm and then looks at it, and recites Sura Qadr (Chapter 97),

then Allah keeps him protected the whole day, from trouble whereever they are

descended from heaven or earth and, he will be protected until the evening by

Allah, and Allah's friend who will guide him.

According to another Imam, one who wears a ring of Aqiq with the following

engraving:

'MUHAMMADAN NABI YUL LAHE, WA ALIYUN WALI YUL LAHE - MUHAMMAD (SAW) IS THE

PROPHET OF Allah, AND HAZRAT ALI IS THE DIVINE VICEGERENT OF Allah,'

Allah will then keep him from a horrible death, and he will remain on his

faith.

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6.5.13. Having a Ring in the Hand

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Another etiquette of prayer is to put a ring of Turquoise (Firozeh) Red-chalcedony (Aqiq) in the fingers; it has been reported that Allah (the Glorious, the Exalted) has said:

"I feel ashamed to reject the supplication of a supplicant having a ring of Turquoise or Red Chalcedony upon his fingers."

Also Imam al-Sadiq [a] has narrated:

"A hand with a Turquoise or Red-chalcedony ring raised in prayer is dearer before Allah than any other hand."

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Information for Haju re aqiq ring:

Taken from "Tahdhib ul Islam" - P.E.T Publications

Imam Jaa'far Sadiq stated that this stone ensures one's safety if worn

during travelling.

Imam Ali used to wear four rings on his hand - one of ruby (Yaqut) for

beauty and dignity, the second of Turquoise (Firuza) for obtaining Divine

help and victory, the thrid of Hadid Chini for strength and the fourth of

Aqiq to protect himself against enemies and all types of misfortunes.

From a tradition from Bashir Dahhan . . . if a Shia wears a ring of even

one of the three aqias, he will derive its benefits, his sustencance (rizq)

will be increased, and he will be protected from dangers, disasters,

misfortunes and accidents. It will also be a protection for him in

frightening and terrifying cirumstances, like facing the oppression of a

tyrant.

Another tradition states that praying two rakats Namaz (prayers) while

wearing an Aqiq ring is better than praying a thousand rakats without it.

I hope this is helpful. There is another hadith that had reciting surah al

qadr and then a dua, for complete protection for the day

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It has been reported on the authority of Imam Sadeq as.gif:

"The Messenger of Allah said: God says: a servant who raises his hands towards Me while wearing a ring with turquoise, I will be ashamed of returning him disappointed."

Imam Sadeq as.gif has said:

"There is no hand more beloved than one wearing a ring with agate raised towards God."

It has been reported on the authority of Imam Reza as.gif:

"Whoever wears a ring with an agate on it, firstly he will not become needy and secondly, what God has destined for him, will be good."

One day one of the associates of Imam Reza as.gif along with a slave of governor passed by him. Imam Reza as.gif said:

"Give him a ring with agate." The associates did so. They realized that man was never harmed in his life. Imam Reza as.gif said:

"Having agate with you in trip, will safeguard you."

It has also been related on the authority of Imam Reza as.gif

"Whoever wears a ring with agate in his right hand, if he reverts the agate toward the palm of his hand in the morning before any one sees him, and recites the Quranic Chapter, Qadr and then say: I believe in Allah who has no partner, and deny other god, but I believe in what is hidden from and manifest to the progeny of Mohammad (SAW) and I believe in their leadership, God will keep him safe on that day from the earthly and heavenly evils and keep him under His own protection and keep him under His own protection till night."

Amiralmomenin as.gif says:

"Wear a ring with agate so that God will give you blessings and you will be safe from evils."

A man came to the Holy Prophet (SAW) complaining of highwaymen. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said:

"Why weren't you wearing a ring with agate? This ring will safeguard man from all evil. Whoever wears a ring with agate will end up in god as long as he is wearing that ring and God will protect him forever. Whoever makes a ring with agate and the inscription: Mohammad, Messanger of Allah and Ali, friend of Allah, God will keep him from bad death and he will die a believer. No hand raised towards Allah is more beloved than a hand wearing a ring of agate. Should a man wearing a ring of agate draw lots, he will have a lion's share."

God created agate following prophet Moses' invocations in Mount Sinai and said:

"By Myself, I will not punish with Fire a hand wearing a ring of agate provided he believes in the leadership of Ali."

God has said:

"Performing two Rak'at of prayer with a ring of agate is equal to a thousand Rak'at without it."

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(bismillah)

 

(salam) Brother Healer,

 

I found your post most illuminating and very beneficent for all of us faithful. 

 

Jazak Allah te'ala khayran and muchas gracias.

 

 

(wasalam) from Amina

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I have  a question, My aqeeq changed it's color from red to yellow completely... someone who call himself follower of ahlulbayt(AS) told me it doesn't suit me so I should not wear it anymore..!! do we have anything on that ... any narration will be much appreciated?

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I think it's called red chernobyll (not sure though)

 its called agate, the red one is called carnelian.

I have  a question, My aqeeq changed it's color from red to yellow completely... someone who call himself follower of ahlulbayt(AS) told me it doesn't suit me so I should not wear it anymore..!! do we have anything on that ... any narration will be much appreciated?

well what i have observed is that agate changes color with time. Dont know its implication wrt Islamic point of view.

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