I would like to wear silver chain.

Is it permissible for Muslim men to wear silver chains?

If it is haram please give me a proof of it being so from hadith.

  • I think Shiite scholars allow wearing of silver chains if they are valid reasons for it, such as for carrying Islamic symbols or prayers for protection. So please specify which school of jurisprudence you want to answer your question. – infatuated Aug 9 '14 at 7:50

I found these after a Google search:

  • Verdict from IslamQA : With regard to wearing chains, this is not permissible for men, because this is an imitation of women, and there is no report which says that it is permissible for men to wear chains made of silver.

  • Verdict from AskImam : Wearing a silver chain, regardless of its size, is impermissible for men.

  • Verdict from onIslam.net : Generally speaking, it is not permissible for men to wear chains as this is considered an imitation to women ... if a man is required for health reasons to wear chains, he is then allowed to for such a necessity.

All of the three are Sunni fatwa sites

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  • The question is clearly asking for evidences from hadith. – goldPseudo Dec 16 '14 at 15:59
  • @goldPseudo I could only find these fatwas. – user2724 Dec 16 '14 at 16:12

Wearing of chain by male was never permissible at the time of the prophet. He only permitted wearing of silver ring and that was all. Don't be confused that because he permitted the wearing of silver rings has made wearing of silver chains halaal. Chains are objects for the beautification of the females not males. The fact is that chain was never permissible for male and it will never be.

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  • Well, in the current day and age, wearing a silver chain is not associated with women. This being so, I think that that hadith does not apply to this situation. – user19151 Aug 24 '16 at 1:20

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