Make and sell gold which is haram in Islam for the men folk?
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I would like to know can one consider the profession of Jewellers (Islamically speaking) to be haram; as they make and sell gold which is haram in Islam for the men folk?
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Touch sell gold and silk
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Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4046 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib
The Prophet of Allah (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.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 808 Narrated by Abu Musa Ash'ari
The Prophet (saws) said: Wearing silk and gold has been made unlawful for the males of my Ummah and lawful for their females.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) absolutely forbade and declared it haraam for the believing males to adorn themselves with gold and silk, but neither gold nor silk are considered impure substances, nor are they inherently haraam products, nor is there is any restriction in Shariah in touching it, or trading in it, or deriving benefit from it. What has been categorically declared as forbidden and haraam is for the believing males of the Muslim Ummah to adorn themselves with it.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.69 Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar
Umar ibn Khattab (r.a.) bought a silk cloak from the market, took it to Allah's Messenger (saws) and said, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! Take it and adorn yourself with it during the EId and when the delegations visit you." Allah's Messenger (saws) replied, "This dress is for those who have no share (in the Hereafter)." After a long period Allah's Messenger (saws) sent Umar (r.a.) a cloak of silk brocade (as a gift). Hadrat Umar (r.a.) came to Allah's Messenger (saws) with the silk cloak and said, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! You said that this dress was for those who had no share (in the Hereafter); yet you have sent me this cloak?" The Messenger of Allah (saws) replied: "Sell it and fulfill your needs by it."
In light of the above quoted absolutely clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) there is absolutely no harm and no restriction in Shariah for the believing males to touch, manufacture, sell and trade in gold or silk products; what is categorically forbidden for the believing males of the Muslim Ummah is to adorn themselves with gold and silk. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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