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The Ruling On Wearing a Watch On The Right Hand – By Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] was asked: “What is the Sharee’ah ruling on wearing a watch on the right hand?”

The Shaikh [rahimahullaah] stated: Wearing a watch on the right hand or left hand is all the same. That is because the closest thing [in similarity to] it is a [finger] ring, and it has been established [i.e. through text] that the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] sometimes wore his ring on the right hand and at other times on his left hand. So, whoever wears his watch on the right hand is upon what is good and whoever wears it on the left is also upon what is good. However, the majority of the people – at present – wear it on their left hand because the right hand engages in more activity than the left, so if worn on the right, it may obstruct [or hinder] the person when he’s engaged in work and might get damaged or dislocated. So, because of this, the majority of the people choose to wear it on the left hand, and neither is there any blame [or wrongdoing] in that nor is wearing it on the right better than wearing it on the left in relation to this affair. [paraphrased]: Listen to audio on the link https://safeshare.tv/x/DHmdB5GbeBg#


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