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Is It Permissible for Men to Wear Endi Silk?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Nowadays, there are many clothes being sold that are made of Endi Silk. Is it haram for men to wear clothes made from this material?

Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. Natural silk (from silkworms) is impermissible to wear for men–though permitted for women. It would appear that Endi (or: Eri) silk [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri_silk] is such a silk, and therefore the mentioned ruling would apply.

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See: The Wearing of Silk and Jewelry