Ownership of the wedding ring after divorce

Q: When a couple divorce, then all gifts are to remain in the persons hand. But what about the wedding ring? This is given as a recognition of being married. Then on termination of the marriage, should this ring be given back?

A: This is a gift given to the bride. Hence, it will remain with her. Like in the event of death, it is counted as part of her wealth.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)