Q 1: What is the ruling on
using cups with gold-plated edges?
We have already bought a set of these cups and the box bears the label "cups with gold-plated edges". It should be noted that the set is very cheap and the plating is very slight.
It is not permissible to use utensils that are made of gold or silver or are plated, all or part of it, with gold or silver. This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
"If anyone drinks from vessels of gold or silver, it is as if the fire of Hell is rumbling in their stomach."
He (peace be upon him) also said:
"Do not drink from vessels of gold or silver, and do not eat in plates made from them. They are for them (i.e. Disbelievers) in this world and for you in the Hereafter."
The items which are plated with gold and silver come under the same ruling, as this entails using gold and silver for the purpose of drinking and eating. If it is established that the cups have gold plating, it is not permissible to use them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.