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Does tie symbolize a cross?

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I HAD ASKED YOU A QUESTION REGARDING WEARING OF A TIE BY THE STUDENTS WHICH IS COMPULSORY AS A UNIFORM. SOME PARENTS SAY IT IS UNISLAMIC,SYMBOLISING THE CROSS.

I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM YOU, I KNOW YOU ARE VERY BUSY.  IF I WANT TO HAVE AN ANSWER IN YES OR NO QUICKLY, IS THERE ANY PHONE FOR YOUR ISLAM.COM, WHERE WE CAN CALL YOUR TEAM AND GET THE IMMEDIATE ANSWER.

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Does tie symbolize a cross?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Statement: I APPRECIATE YOUR GOOD WORK TOWARDS MANKIND.  WE ARE VERY HAPPY IN RECEIPT OF YOUR KNOWLEDGEABLE ARTICLES AND ISSUES.  MAY ALLAH REWARD YOU AND GIVE YOU SUCCESS IN YOUR VENTURE.

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. We humbly hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.

 

Your Question: I HAD ASKED YOU A QUESTION REGARDING WEARING OF A TIE BY THE STUDENTS WHICH IS COMPULSORY AS A UNIFORM. SOME PARENTS SAY IT IS UNISLAMIC,SYMBOLISING THE CROSS.

The truth of the matter is that the tie does not symbolize the cross, nor was it originated by the Christian religion. The concept of wearing the tie probably originated in the colder countries, where people tied a piece of cloth around their necks to save themselves from the bitter cold. In time, this became a part of the dress code of the people of the colder climates; and today it has become a normal dress code for the office.

 

There are some people who propagate that the tie symbolizes the cross, but in our humble opinion there is no truth or basis for such a thought. There is absolutely no harm wearing a tie, provided the material is not made of silk, the wearing of which is prohibited for the believing males in Islam.

 

Your Question: IF I WANT TO HAVE AN ANSWER IN YES OR NO QUICKLY, IS THERE ANY PHONE FOR YOUR ISLAM.COM, WHERE WE CAN CALL YOUR TEAM AND GET THE IMMEDIATE ANSWER.

Unfortunately we do not have this service on our forum, keeping in mind that our subscribers are in the tens of thousands and from all corners of the world, Alhamdolillah. But we do know of a telephone service, whereby a scholar is available to answer any and all questions on Islam in a country called Bahrain. The scholars name is Shaikh Hafiz Mohamed and his mobile number is +973-967 2853. Please do bear in mind that Bahrain is +3 hours ahead of GMT, and request you to please call this number on sociable hours. Brother Shaikh Hafiz is an eminent and God-fearing scholar who has dedicated his life in the Propagation and service of the deen, and would be more than honored to answer any and all questions on Islam for the Pleasure of Allah Subhanah, Insha Allah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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