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Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
of silk and gold has been made unlawful for males and lawful for the females of my Ummah.''
Both the above mentioned Ahadith indicate that the use of silk and gold is allowed to women. But
Divine sanction should not be so over-stretched as to make the ornaments of gold part and parcel of marriage. Yet,
unfortunately, this sad situation exists in Muslim societies, making resourceless people feel extremely ill. In fact, at
need, if resources permit, women are free to use gold but without making it as an essential ingredient of marriage.
May Allah guide Muslims!
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﺔَﻔْﻳَﺬُﺣ ﻦﻋو
، ِﺔﱠﻀِﻔﻟاَو ﺐهﱠﺬﻟا ِﺔﻴِﻧﺁ ﻲﻓ بﺮْﺸَﻧ ْنأ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱡﻲﺒﱠﻨﻟا ﺎَﻧﺎَﻬَﻧ
ِﻪّﻴَﻠَﻋ ﺲِﻠْﺠَﻧ ْنأو جﺎَﺒﻳﱢﺪﻟاَو ِﺮﻳِﺮَﺤﻟا ِﺲْﺒُﻟ ْﻦَﻋو ، ﺎَﻬﻴِﻓ ﻞُآْﺄَﻧ ْنأَو
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
Hudhaifah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet (PBUH) prohibited us from eating or
drinking in gold or silver utensils and from wearing silk and brocade, or sitting on (anything made from) them.
There are many kinds of silk. But the real silk is that which is naturally spun by the silkworm.
However, the artificially manufactured silk is also available nowadays. Men are not under ban to use it. But there are
certain varieties of such cloth which are used only by women. These are forbidden to men. Besides, they are
disallowed to sit on a silk cloth. Similarly, quilts, mattresses and pillows should not be made from it because both
men and women use them.