Can Men Wear a 3 Piece Suit with 13% Silk?

Fatwa ID: 03771

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan

 

Question

Assalamu alaikum,

Someone is asking whether the following would be permissible to wear?

https://www.tmlewin.co.uk/suits/3-piece-suits/jubilee-slim-fit-wool-silk-cashmere-navy-and-beige-check-3-piece-suit-64412W.html

Based on this:

http://askimam.org/public/question_detail/12080.html

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

It is forbidden for men to wear pure silk that comes from a silkworm.[1] The Prophet is reported to have said: "Wearing silk and gold was made unlawful for the males of my ummah and lawful for its females."[2] Wearing synthetic or manufactured silk is permissible.

In the Ḥanafī madhhab, it is permissible to wear a garment where pure silk is less than 50% of its total materials.[3] The specific clothes you asked about contain 13% silk, so they would be considered permissible based on this.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 


[1] Raddu al-Muḥtar, 6/351

 

[2] Jāmiʻ al-Tirmidhī, ḥadīth 1720

 

[3] Raddu al-Muḥtar, 6/357

 

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