Can we use Gold and Silver Utensils for Eating and Other Purposes?

It is not permitted for men or women to eat or drink using gold or silver utensils. [Nahlawi, al-Durar al-Mubaha fi al-Hazr wa al-Ibaha; Ibn `Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

The Messenger of Allah (upon him be peace) said, “Do not drink from silver or gold utensils, and do not eat in plates made from them, for they are for them (disbelievers) in this world and for us in the hereafter. [Bukhari; Muslim]

However, it is permissible to keep them as an investment, for decoration, or otherwise.

And Allah alone gives success.

Answered By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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