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Ruling on working in a store that sells silk ties


I work in a men’s suit store as a sales consultant and there are silk items tie and bow tie that say 100% silk customer may want. I live in Canada and have put so many resumes and the job is near my house. Please advise There are also red clothes but not pure red for example different colour labelling.


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It is not permissible for men to wear what is pure natural silk. If these ties are made of natural silk, it is not permissible to sell them, even to non-Muslims, because they are also addressed by the rulings of Sharee'ah according to the correct opinion. But if they are made of artificial silk, then there is no harm in wearing them. The scholars differed concerning the ruling on men wearing red clothes, and the majority of the scholars are of the view that it is permissible, and therefore there is no harm in wearing them, Allah willing. So there is no blame on you for doing this work, but if they are selling what is forbidden to sell, then refrain from giving an opinion about it, may Allah grant you success and help you.

Allah knows best.

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