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Wearing Metallic band watch during Salaat
(Darul Uloom Amjadia, India, Printed in Monthly Kanzul Iman, India)

Q: How is it to wear a watch with metallic band? Most of the Imams wear such watches and take them off during Namaz, what is the verdict on such Imam?
A: To wear a metallic band watch and perform Namaz in it is not allowed. Like Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Muhaddis-e-Barelvi (Rehmatullah Alaih) wrote: Watch's band of Gold and silver for Man is HARAM and of other metals is prohibited. To perform Namaz or do Imamat wearing prohibited things is Makrooh-e-Tehreemi (Must repeat Namaz)-(Ahkam-e-Shariat, Part two, page 170) and it's OK to perform Namaz behind Imams who wear such watches but take them off during Namaz. Hazrat Sadru-sh-Shariat Alaih Rehma used to perform Namaz wearing a watch and for the question on Imamat he said: If watch's band is of some metal like Gold, Silver, Brass etc. then Namaaz will be Makrooh. Namaz should be performed after removing them. (Fatawa-e-Amjadia, Part one, Page 137)--Allah Ta'ala Knows the best.

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