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What is the Ruling on Wearing a Steel Watch or Ring

Does wearing a watch made from steel fall under the general prohibition against wearing steel? And is it permissible to wear a watch on one's right hand?

There is no fault in wearing a watch on the left or right hand, just as is the case with the ring. It is confirmed that the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) would sometimes wear his ring on his left hand and sometimes on his right one. And it is permissible to wear a ring or watch made from steel. The Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) established this when he said to the suitor (who needed to give a dowry),

التمس ولو خاتما من حديد

"Look about you, even if it is a steel ring (that you find)." (Al-Bukhari no. 5135 and Muslim no. 1425)

The narration that indicates a prohibition is peculiar, as it is contrary to this authentic Hadeeth.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 7, Pages 398-399, DARUSSALAM
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