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Prohibition of wearing Silk for men and its permissibility for Women

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 122
Prohibition of wearing Silk for men and its permissibility for Women

804. `Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not wear silk (clothes). For whoever wears (them) in this life will be deprived of them in the Hereafter.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

805. `Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “Silk (clothes) are worn only by him who has no share in the Hereafter.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

806.  Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who wears silk clothes in this life shall not wear them in the Hereafter.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

807. `Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I saw Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) holding a piece of gold in his left hand and a silk (cloth) in his right hand. Then he said, “These two are forbidden for the males of my Ummah.”
[Abu Dawud].

808. Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Wearing of silk and gold has been made unlawful for males and lawful for the females of my Ummah.”
[At-Tirmidhi].

809. Hudhaifah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) prohibited us from eating or drinking in gold or silver utensils and from wearing silk and brocade, or sitting on (anything made from) them.
[Al-Bukhari].

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