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Is Velvet Fabric Halal for Men?

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Answered by: Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza


According to Islam, is velvet fabric halal for men?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Velvet in and of itself is not impermissible as it is woven with materials that are forbidden, like silk.[1] However, some velvet has more than 50% silk and that is impermissible. Anything less than that is said to be permitted and if there is doubt about this, it is better to be left alone. For more details on this, please check the Darul Ifta Birmingham website.[2]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Wearing silk and gold has been forbidden for the men of my community but is lawful for its women.” [Tirmidhi]

[2] https://daruliftabirmingham.co.uk/mixture-of-silk-and-cotton/

This answer was collected from DarulIftaBirmingham.co.uk, which is run under the supervision of Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah from the United Kingdom.

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