Q: Is it permissible
for men to buy watches plated with real gold?
In fact, some of them are cheap, equaling about 120 riyals. Is it permissible
to buy spoons and knives plated with gold?
Please, inform me about the ruling on such things as well as vessels that are only decorated with gold.
It is not permissible to buy vessels, spoons and knives plated with gold. This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) prohibited drinking from vessels of gold or silver, and this includes both pure gold and gold-plated vessels. Moreover, included under the category of vessels are spoons and knives.Similarly, it is not permissible for men to buy gold-plated watches. Actually, the Prophet (peace be upon him) prohibited men from wearing gold materials, which include both pure gold and gold-plated materials.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.