Once upon a time, the way Muslim people presented themselves was often associated with a certain charm. This included wearing a cap on their head, having a grown beard, donning a traditional long kurta pajama dress, and perhaps adorning one or two rings on their fingers.
While there are numerous stereotypical elements to discuss, I would like to recount my initial encounter with the Aqeeq stone ring.
You might be wondering, “What exactly is the Aqeeq stone, and why is it significant in Islam?”
Allow me to enlighten you.
What is an Aqeeq stone?
Aqeeq stone is a gemstone with lots of variations. It is a mineral from the Quartz family. It is known as Agate in English and also known as Achates, Aqiq, Akik, Aqiq, or عقيق نبات in different languages.
It is possible to find Aqeeq in all colors, however, the most popular and valuable ones are red, green, and Sulemani Aqeeq colors. Yemeni Aqeeq is the most demanded stone.
Benefits of Aqeeq Stone
Aqeeq stone has a very important position in Islam as Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) has the ring, and suggested wearing the Aqeeq ring. Aqeeq is a very special stone in Islam for Muslims. It is also important in other religions due to being known as the oldest gemstone and has been in use from the time of Hz. Adam A.S.
It is possible to find Aqeeq in different colors. Red, Green, White, milky white, yellow, black, and gray colors. Also, it has more than a hundred types. But the most powerful Aqeeq stones are Yemeni Aqeeqs which are rare.
Original Yemeni Aqeeq
Yemeni Aqeeq has a liver red color and comes from Yemen, which is very expensive and difficult to obtain. Today we are sorry to see some people sell Aqeeq stone rings as Yemeni over some websites like eBay, Etsy, etc…
Here is what it looks like,
My Experience with Aqeeq Rings
As per my personal experience of wearing Aqeeq Rings, it creates joy in the heart. It is good for eyesight and it also helps eliminate depression, sadness, and high-tension anger. This stone absorbs the rays of the sun and passes the absorbed light to your body. Aqeeq stone is also good for your health, your fears, and your loneliness. It gives a sense of strength and courage.
To follow the suggestion of my beloved Prophet Muhammad (S. A.W), I searched for Aqeeq ring in Madeenah, I found that they are very expensive. So for the first time, I purchase an Aqeeq stone ring made from mixed steel. It was too beautiful as you can take look at the first one in the above photo. It made my hand more beautiful. I had a good experience with it.
It took 2 weeks to have the habit of wearing the ring. My wife appreciated it. But still, I wanted to buy the ring made with pure silver and the sward symbol on it. The sward symbol ring is trendy among most Muslims. After some time I lost my first ring somewhere.
One day I was in the mall at Rabigh, KSA and I found a pure silver Aqeeq ring with a sward symbol on it. It is on the right side photo. I bargained for it and finally purchased it for the surprisingly low price of only 50 SAR. Now I am wearing it only at home as it is forbidden to wear it at the factory currently I am working.
Take a look at the following gorgeous rings.
On Which Finger to Wear the Aqeeq Ring
We can wear an aqeeq ring in the middle, next to the middle, and a little finger. The most recommended finger is next to the little finger. That’s why it is called a ring finger.
In Islam, it is believed that wearing an aqeeq (also spelled aqiq or aqeeq) ring has several spiritual benefits. Aqeeq is a type of gemstone that is believed to bring good luck and protect the wearer from harm.
Traditionally, it is recommended to wear an aqeeq ring on the right hand, specifically on the middle finger. This is because the middle finger is believed to have a direct connection to the heart.
However, some people may choose to wear the aqeeq ring on the ring finger of their left hand, as this is the traditional finger for wedding rings in many cultures.
Ultimately, the choice of which finger to wear the aqeeq ring on is a personal preference and may depend on cultural or personal beliefs.