I am thinking of taking part in some athletic contests. The authority will award the winners with gold medals. But as far as I know men aren't allowed to wear gold.
So how can one accept gold medals in a halaal way without disrespecting anyone?
Please help me my brothers.
The thing that you mention about Gold is to WEARING it. Wearing refer to clothes ,jewels and any thing that you use the verb WEAR for it. Having a gold pen, a golden-ed phone or any other examples such this is not according to HARAM. what I've to mention is that it's not mater it is pure gold, for example a silver ring that is golden-ed in the surface is HARAM too. Then having a Gold medal is not referred to Wearing it and is not HARAM.
And don't forget that our Messenger used to accept gifts and this is a kind of gift!
So in my POV i can't see any harm in accepting it as it will end at a wall or a showcase (I even know some athletes who sold their medals because they lack of money!). And the athlete will not wear it as it isn't a kind of cloth or jewelry, as wearing it (as a jewelry) would be haram and as i mentioned there's a big difference between what you said and this!
And Allah knows best