Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Does anyone know if Muslims can wear a tie? Like on a halal job. Someone told me one should quit his job if ‘wearing a tie’ is must on that job!
The fuqaha have talked about this extensively. The conclusion is that it is permitted to wear ties, though better not to when reasonably possible.
It is not considered imitation of the kafirs because it is not something that is uniquely characteristic of them, unless one does so because one WANTS to be like kafirs are. The argument that the origins of ties are the Christian cross have not sound basis, as Mufti Taqi Usmani and other scholars have showed.
And Allah knows best