I know that a man is forbidden to use gold artifacts including jewelery, watches, or utensils.
Is a man allowed to use a pen which has some gold parts or decorations?
Here there can be two cases (not mutually exclusive),
- The nib is made of gold or is gold plated.
- The pen has some decorations (trims around body) made from gold or is gold plated.
Will a man be allowed to use the above pen?
Jazak Allah khairan for your answer.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
1) If the nib is only gold plated, then it is permissible for men to use such a pen. Similarly if the nib is made from less than 50% gold, then it will be permissible to use such a pen. If it contains more than 50% gold then it would not be permissible.
2) The same rulings would apply for the pen. It would be permissible to use if it is gold plated or contains less that 50% gold.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.