The basic rule is that
wearing gold is forbidden for the males of this Ummah (nation), but permitted for its females according to the Hadith related by
Abu Dawud and
Al-Hakim in the narration of
Sa`id ibn Abu Hind on the authority of
Abu Musa (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
Gold and silk are permitted for the females of my ummah and forbidden for (Part No. 24; Page No. 60) its males.
(Hadith classified as authentic by
Al-Hakim). Although the Hadith has been criticized on the basis that
Sa`id did not meet
Abu Musa (may Allah be pleased with him), but there are other authentic Hadiths that support it. Based upon this, it is impermissible for men to wear rings made of gold or decorate their belts and sheaths with gold coins and the like. Likewise, it is Haram (prohibited) for men to wear gold necklaces, because it involves imitating women, and the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade men to imitate women and vice versa.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.