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1 Question: Are collyrium and rings among the exceptions in Shari'ah? In other words, is it permissible to wear in front of na-mahram men ?
Answer: Although these are among the exceptions and women can wear them in front of non-mahram men, it is necessary that they do not intend to show them to non-mahram and that wearing them does not generally entail any evil and she , at the same time, does not know that she will fall into a sin by wearing them. The precaution is to avoid wearing them in all situations.
2 Question: What is the present day equivalent in mithqal or grams of the weight in gold known as “al-himsa”?
Answer: Al-Himsa is 1/24 of the mithqãl as-sayrafi; and the latter is 4.64 grams; so the weight of al-himsa will be 0.193 grams.
3 Question: Is it permissible for men to wear white or yellow gold?
Answer: It is not permissible .
4 Question: Is it admissible using of gold and silver cuff-links, pins and tie pins?
Answer: It is forbidden for man to use gold ornaments.
5 Question: Is it haram for men to wear an earring? If not, can he pray with his earring on?
Answer: He must avoid wearing it as an obligatory precaution.
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