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Selling silk Ties

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dear brother..may allah subhanah reward you for your sincear service of *deen* after reading your reply of this quistion regarding silk i am asking you a quistion,if you find some time to guid me,i will be thankfull to you.

if some one is doing business selling mens neck ties of silk,how can he justify to allah subhanah,if the silk is haram in islam..shall he stop this business or is there any other possiblity.

may allah subhanah bless you.

your brother in deen


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Selling silk ties

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.


The Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the believing man to wear silk, and made it permissible for the believing women. Silk is not haraam because of its inherent nature, but rather it was declared haraam by Allah and His Messenger (saws) as a test, and in accordance with Divine Wisdom. The things that are inherently haraam are intoxicants, swine, meat of animal that has died by itself, etc.


It is recorded in an authentic narration that one of the noble companions received some silk as a gift, and he gave it away to his own brother who was not a believer.


The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that it is perfectly legal to buy or sell silk and silk products, just as it is perfectly legal in Islam to trade in gold or gold products. The Messenger of Allah (saws) specifically forbade the believing man to wear silk and gold.


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,





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