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Styling Tips for Islamic Women Jewellery

Styling Tips for Islamic Women Jewellery

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    Islamic women's jewellery showcases a remarkable legacy stretching back centuries, encompassing the era of our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH, the illustrious Ottoman Empire, and even into our 21st century. Muslim women wear these adornments as a sign of culture and faith, adding elegance to their daily lives. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of Islamic jewellery, the rules for wearing it, and practical styling tips to elevate your overall look.

    Why Is Jewellery Important for Muslim Women?

    For Muslim women, jewellery is a symbol of inner beauty and femininity. Prophet Muhammad PBUH emphasised the importance of beauty, stating, "Verily, Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty. He loves the loftiest of affairs and disapproves of pettiness." (al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ) 

    Additionally, It is a fitrah - a natural inclination- to seek beauty, and the Messenger of Allah prayed for both outward and inner beauty, saying: "O Allah, just as you have made my outward form beautiful, beautify my character." (Sahih Ahmad) 

    It should be noted that for women, beautifying themselves for their husbands is viewed as a form of devotion, highlighting the importance of looking attractive during intimate moments.

    It was reported by Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him: It was said to the Messenger of Allah “Which wives are best?” He said, “The one who pleases him when he looks at her…

    In addition, Islamic jewellery carries spiritual motifs, including the Allah necklace and Arabic name necklace, which symbolise devotion and a close connection with Islam and its culture.

    Rules for Wearing Islamic Jewellery

    Prophet Muhammad PBUH made it clear that gold and silk are permitted for women, while forbidden for men: 

    Gold and silk have been permitted for the females of my ummah, and forbidden for the males.

    While women are free to enjoy these adornments, certain rules need to be followed. There are two key rules you must know:

    1. When wearing jewellery with religious symbols, such as rings bearing the names of Allah or the Prophet, one must handle them with utmost reverence and keep them clean, especially refraining from taking them into the toilet area.
    2. Generally, Muslim women can wear jewellery at home and during special occasions like weddings and women-only gatherings. They must, however, cover their adornments modestly before non-mahram (non-related) individuals, according to Quranic verse:

     {and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereo} [Quran 24:31]

    How to Style Your Jewellery?

    Tips for Styling Rings

    For an elegant and sophisticated ring style:

    • Choose simple and delicate rings, and stack them minimally for a refined look.
    • Maintain a harmonious balance with other jewellery pieces to avoid overwhelming your hands.
    • Consider the theme and style of your collection when selecting complementary pieces.

    The Hayat Emerald Green Ring is a stunning example that embodies these principles, featuring a captivating emerald green gemstone, a colour with special significance to our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

    Hayat Emerald Green Ring

    Tips for Styling Necklaces

    Begin by experimenting with layering necklaces of varying lengths, ensuring they gracefully complement your outfit without becoming tangled or overwhelming. For a bold statement, opt for captivating pieces like the Ayatul Kursi Circle Pendant with the full Ayatul Kursi elegantly engraved, exuding striking beauty and deep spiritual significance.

    Ayatul Kursi Circle Pendant

    Consider the Allah Pendant Necklace, featuring a stunning double chain pendant adorned with the sacred name of Allah. Pair these statement necklaces with understated clothing to let the jewellery shine brilliantly, becoming a beautiful expression of faith and style
    Allah Pendant Necklace

    Tips for Styling Bracelets

    When it comes to styling bracelets, embrace a trendy look by mixing metals and colours to symbolise unity and diversity. Combine gold and silver bracelets for a captivating ensemble that exudes both elegance and modernity.

    The Paradise Rose Gold Plated Cuff Bangle is a truly enchanting piece, featuring delicate Arabic lettering engraved on the outside with the meaningful proverb "In paradise there is love without separation." 

    The Paradise Rose Gold Plated Cuff Bangle

    For a touch of glamour and a gentle reminder, the Have Tawakkul - Silver Tone Cuff Bangle is a perfect choice. Sparkling with nine glistening multi-coloured crystals, this luxurious bangle brings life to any ensemble. 

    Have Tawakkul - Silver Tone Cuff Bangle

    Tips for Styling Earrings

    Your earrings should complement your face shape, accentuating your features and enhancing your natural beauty. Whether you're going out on a casual or formal occasion, make sure your earrings match your outfit.

    For elegance and versatility, the Jolene 925 Sterling Silver Drop Earrings are an excellent choice. Crafted from high-quality sterling silver, these drop earrings exude a timeless charm that complements various styles and occasions

    Jolene 925 Sterling Silver Drop Earrings


    What is Islamic Jewellery?

    Islamic jewellery refers to jewellery pieces inspired by Islamic art, culture, and religious symbols. Muslim women and men can both wear it and it carries significant cultural and religious significance. Prophet Muhammad PBUH used to wear rings (non-gold), it is narrated that ‘The Messenger of Allah wore a silver ring in his right hand, it had an African stone and he kept the stone towards his palm.’ (Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh)

    Can Muslim women wear gold?

    Yes, Muslim women are allowed to wear gold and silver. This is based on the hadith: ‘Gold and silk have been permitted for the females of my ummah, and forbidden for the males.

    What are some common symbols used in Islamic jewellery?

    Common symbols/expressions include the names of Allah SWT, Arabic names, verses from the Quran, and famous Duas like Ayatul Kursi pendant.

    What are some common types of Islamic women's jewellery?

    The most common types are Islamic necklaces with the name of Allah SWT on them, or the name of the person wearing, rings, and bracelets.

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