As a famous issue, it is named some stones as the best one for wearing the rings (for Fingers). Some of them are more famous and are declared as the best ones. Such as Firoozeh (turquoise), Aqiq (agate), Ruby, Dor of Najaf and so forth. I was wondering which one would be considered as the best one according to narrations (hadiths)?

Note: I am looking for the viewpoint of Shia, although Sunni’s viewpoint would be appreciated as well.

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To the best of my knowledge, the Shia view the Aqiq as the first stone to have accepted the Willaya of Imam Ali (r.a.) and that would elevate it to the status of the best among the stones.

Muhammed (p.b.u.h) has said whoever wears Aqeeq his wishes will be fulfilled. A hadith from Janabe Salman Farsi(R.A) states that Muhammed(p.b.u.h)requested Imam Ali to wear a ring on the right hand so that he may be listed among the Muqarrabeen (those near to Allah (S.W.T)). The Imam asked Muhammed(p.b.u.h) as to whom the Muqarrabeen were, to which Muhammed (p.b.u.h) replied Janabe Jibreel and Janabe Mikaiel. Then the Imam inquired as to which stone he should wear. Muhammed(p.b.u.h) replied Aqeeq (cornelian), as this red stone had accepted the oneness of Allah (S.W.T), the prophethood of Muhammed (p.b.u.h), and the vicegerency of Ali ibn Abi Talib (R.A)



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