It was narrated in Sunan Abi Dawood with a saheeh isnaad from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that she said: “Some jewellery came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) as a gift from the Negus (the ruler of Abyssinia), as a gift to him. It included a gold ring in which was set an Abyssinian stone. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) picked it up hesitantly with a stick or with his fingers, then he called Umaamah the daughter of Abu’l-‘Aas and his daughter Zaynab. He said, ‘Adorn yourself with this, O my daughter.’” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) gave a ring to Umaamah, which was formed from a circle of gold, and said, “Adorn yourself with this."


In my country some sheikh saying wearing gold is also forbidden for women. So I need this Hadith for proof. But the problem is I can't find the reference number. Please help me to find it.

  • A hadith number depends on the printed edition not on the original text. So it is basically variable.
    – Medi1Saif
    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:42

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The hadith can be found in Sunan Abi Dawud in the book كتاب الخاتم under the section باب ما جاء في الذهب للنساء . The number will vary with the publisher, however it is numbered 4235 in the English translation published by Darussalam.

حدثنا ابن نفيل، حدثنا محمد بن سلمة، عن محمد بن إسحاق، قال: حدثني يحيى بن عباد، عن أبيه، عباد بن عبد الله، عن عائشة رضي الله عنها، قالت: قدمت على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم حلية من عند النجاشي، أهداها له، فيها خاتم من ذهب فيه فص حبشي، قالت: فأخذه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بعود معرضا عنه - أو ببعض أصابعه - ثم دعا أمامة ابنة أبي العاص، ابنة ابنته زينب، فقال: تحلي بهذا يا بنية

Sunan Abi Dawud

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