I read that Allah's messenger (pbuh) forbade men from wearing rings on their index and middle finger. Is this accurate?


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Yes there exists a hadith which forbids wearing a ring on the middle and finger next to it. It is as follows:

قال علي نهاني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أن أتختم في إصبعي هذه أو هذه قال فأومأ إلى الوسطى والتي تليها

Ali said:

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) forbade me that I should wear a ring in this and that finger of mine, and he pointed to the middle finger and the next one.


Hence various jurists have ruled that for men it is makruh to wear a ring in these fingers, or that it is preferable to wear it on the little finger. And some have even said that a ring should only be worn on the little finger of the left hand by men since that is the place where the Prophet ﷺ wore it (see hadith).

Ref: Mawsoo‘ah al-Fiqhiyyah and islamqa.info (english)


AFAK, only wearing gold for men is restricted. The position of a silver ring or any other material is not important.

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