Why men cant wear Gold?
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WHY GENTS CAN'T WEAR GOLD ORNAMENTS ?
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Why men cant wear Gold?
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For a believer who believes sincerely in Allah and His Messenger (saws), and truly fears the Last Day, one reason is enough for why gents cant wear gold ornaments; and that reason is because the Messenger of Allah (saws) commanded so.
Its prohibition has been reported in several narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws):
The Prophet (saws) said, 'Gold, silver, silk and Dibaj (a kind of silk) are for them (unbelievers) in this world and for you (Muslims) in the hereafter.' -
The Prophet (saws) said, "Do not drink in gold or silver utensils, and do not wear clothes of silk or Dibaj, for these things are for them (unbelievers) in this world and for you in the Hereafter."
The Prophet (saws) said: Wearing silk and gold has been made unlawful for the males of my Ummah and lawful for their females.
The Prophet (saws) took silk and held it in his right hand, and took gold and held it in his left hand and said: both of these are prohibited to the males of my community.
The Prophet (saws) did not specifically mention the reasons why gold and its ornaments are prohibited for the males of the Islamic community, but many eminent scholars in Islam have given several opinions in their search for the wisdom and hikmah behind this prohibition. They have stated that it could be because of the segregation of sexes in Islam; it could be because gold and silk were (and are) considered the epitome of luxury in this world, and by displaying them openly would lead to arrogance and flamboyance; or simply, because Allah specifically mentions in the Holy Quran that the believers will be adorned with gold and silk in Paradise, and thus he (saws) wanted the believers to always prefer the life of the hereafter to the life of luxury of this world.
But regardless of the many sects in Islam, all the sects are unanimous that gold ornaments are prohibited by the Messenger of Allah (saws) for the males of the Islamic community.
And Allah Alone Knows Best, and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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