Wearing A Watch With A Gold Mechanism

Question

Is a man allowed to wear such a watch which has an  engine/mechanism made of gold?

The gold is not for decorations or Zeenat.

Answer

Yes it is fundamentally permissible to wear a watch the internal machine/mechanism of which is made of gold, but it will still be preferable to avoid it.

The reason you mentioned, “Zeenat” (beauty) is incorrect. The correct reason is “Isti`maalus-Zhahab” (utilizing gold by directly touching the gold portion). As the engine of the watch is concealed within the casing, one does not make direct contact with it, hence it will be permissible to wear such a watch.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

 

(وفى الدر المختار) وحل الشرب من اناء مفضض اى مزوق بالفضة و الركوب على سرج مفضض و الجلوس علی کرسی مفضض ولكن بشرط ان يتقى اى يجتنب موضع الفضة بفم قيل ويد وجلوس سرج ونحوه
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(و في الدر المختار) اذا استعملت ابتداء فيمنا صنعت له بحسب متعارف الناس والا فلاكراهة حتى لو نقل الطعام من اناء الذهب الى موضع آخر او صب الماء او الدهن فى كفه لا على رأسه ابتداء ثم استعمله لا بأس به
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