Can a Man Use or Wear Garments Made From Artificial Silk

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Fatwa ID: 05978

 

Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah

 

Question:

 

Can a man use or wear garments made from artificial silk, not directly from the silkworm?

 

 

 

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

 

Answer:

 

Sayyiduna Abu Saeed Al-Khudree ( رضى الله عنه ) narrated that the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) said:

 

أُحِلَّ الذَّهَبُ وَالْحَرِيرُ لإِنَاثِ أُمَّتِي وَحُرِّمَ عَلَى ذُكُورِهَا ‏”‏ ‏‏

 

“Wearing of silk and gold has been made unlawful for males and lawful for the females of my Ummah”.1

 

Likewise, Sayyiduna Anas Bin Malik ( رضى الله عنه ) narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said;

 

مَنْ لَبِسَ الْحَرِيرَ فِي الدُّنْيَا فَلَنْ يَلْبَسَهُ فِي الآخِرَةِ ‏‏

 

“Whoever wears silk in this world, shall not wear it in the Hereafter”.2

 

Therefore, the wearing of silk is permissible for women and prohibited for men. 3

 

However, if the content of the silk of a garment is less than half in comparison to the other materials, then it will be permissible to wear the garment without any detestability.4

 

In the aforementioned, males are permitted to use artificially manufactured or synthetic silk.

 

 

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Sunan Nasai, Hadith 5148, 161/8, Maktabatul Matboo’at 1406 H.

 

 

2 Sahih Bukhari, Hadith number 5832, 150/7, Dar Tuqin Najah, First edition 2001. 1422H.

 

 

3 اعْلَمْ أنَّ لُبْسَ الحَرِيرِ لا يَجُوزُ بِلا ضَرُورَةٍ مُطْلَقًا

Raddul Muhtar, 357/6, Darul Fikr, Beirut, Second Edition 1992.

 

 

4 ويَدْفَعُ مَعَرَّةَ السِّلاحِ أيْضًا والمَخْلُوطُ وإنْ كانَ حَرِيرًا فِي الحُكْمِ فَفِيهِ شُبْهَةُ الغَزْلِ فَكانَ دُونَ الحَرِيرِ الخالِصِ والضَّرُورَةُ انْدَفَعَتْ بِالأدْنى فَلا يُصارُّ إلى الأعْلى وما رَواهُ الشَّعْبِيُّ إنْ صَحَّ يُحْمَلُ عَلى المَخْلُوطِ إتْقانِيٌّ (قَوْلُهُ خِلافًا لَهُما) قالَ فِي التَّتارْخانِيَّة إنّما لا يُكْرَهُ عِنْدَهُما لُبْسُ الحَرِيرِ فِي الحَرْبِ إذا كانَ صَفِيقًا يَدْفَعُ مَعَرَّةَ السِّلاحِ، فَلَوْ رَقِيقًا لا يَصْلُحُ لِذَلِكَ كُرِهَ بِالإجْماعِ اهـ.

Ibid

 

 

 

 

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