Rules about Utensils
231. If a utensil is made of the hide of a dog, or a pig, or the dead animal (not slaughtered lawfully), it is Haraam to eat or drink anything from that utensil. Also, that utensil should not be used for Wudhu and Ghusl, and for other purposes for which only Pak things should be used. And an obligatory precaution is that the skin of a dog, or pig or a dead animal, should not at all be used, even if it is not in the form of a utensil.
232. It is Haraam to use gold and silver vessels for eating and drinking purposes, and as an obligatory precaution, their general use is also Haraam. However, it is not known that its possession as an asset is Haraam, although it is better to avoid them.
233. Manufacturing gold and silver vessels to use them for eating and drinking purposes, or for other Haraam use and the wage taken for its manufacture, is Haraam.
234. To buy and sell gold and silver vessels for eating and drinking purposes or for other Haraam use and the money or any other alternative taken by seller is Haraam.
235. If the clip of a tea-glass (istakaan) made of gold or silver, when it (the clip) is detached and is classified as a utensil, its use with and without tea – glass, is Haraam. And if it (the clip) is not classified as a utensil, there is no harm in using it.
236. There is no harm in using vessels which are gold-plated or silver-plated.
237. There is no harm in using a utensil which is made of alloy mixed with gold and silver, if the proportion of alloy is such that the utensil cannot be said to be made of gold or silver.
238. If a person transfer’s food from the utensil made of gold or silver into another utensil, because he knows that eating food in gold and silver utensil is Haraam, it is permissible to eat in or from it. However, if the food is transferred without the above mentioned intention, transferring the food from gold or silver utensils into another utensil is Haraam, but in both the above mentioned conditions consuming food from the second utensil is permissible.
239. There is no harm using the tip of the pipe used in Huqqa, or the scabbard of a sword, or knife, or the frame of the Holy Qur'an made of gold or silver. However, as per precautionary measures, the receptacles of perfume, or surma made of gold or silver should not be used.
240. There is no harm in eating or drinking from gold and silver utensils, if one is helpless and has no alternative, however, it should not be used for Wudhu or Ghusl in any condition.
241. There is no harm in using a utensil, about which it is not known whether it is made of gold or silver, or something else.