Gold watches

Q 4: Using gold and silver utensils is prohibited as mentioned in the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet). Are using silver rings, Misbahahs (counting beads used when remembering Allah), and watches prohibited in the same way? (Part No. 24; Page No. 63

A: It is permissible for men to wear silver rings because it is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to wear a silver ring on which was engraved, "Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah". As for silver watches or Misbahahs, it is a controversial matter among scholars, but it is safer for a Muslim to avoid them. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "So anyone who guards themselves against doubtful matters saves their religion and their honor." (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.