Wearing a watch during the mourning period

Reference: al-Muqarrab li-Ahkaam al-Janaa.iz – Question 143, Page 122

Question: During the period of mourning, is it permissible to wear a watch for time keeping and not for beautification?

Response: Yes, that is permissible for her, because the action follows the intention. However, it is preferable for her to refrain from doing so as it resembles jewellery.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his family and his companions.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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