Men wearing gold not allowed in Islam say most Pakistanis

Published: November 2, 2010

82 percent said that men are not permitted to wear gold in Islam as opposed to 14 per cent who said they are.

ISLAMABAD: Almost 82 per cent of Pakistanis are of the opinion that wearing gold and 79 per cent believe that wearing silk clothes are not allowed to men in Islam.

Another 28 per cent also assume that men are not permitted to use mehndi (henna) in Islam, said the findings of a survey conducted by Gilani Research Foundation-Gallup Pakistan.

In the survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked the following question:

In your opinion are men allowed to do the following acts according to Islam?

Gold: 82 percent said that men are not permitted to wear gold in Islam as opposed to 14 per cent who said they are. Another 4 per cent were unsure and gave no response.

Silk: 79 per cent stated that wearing silk clothes is not allowed by men in Islam whereas 14 per cent said it is. Another 7 per cent gave no response.

Henna: 62 per cent said that men are allowed to use mehndi (henna) while 28 per cent said they are not. 10 per cent gave no response.

A detailed analysis of the survey revealed that relatively, people in rural areas (17 per cent) were of the opinion that men are permitted to wear gold in Islam as compared to 9 per cent urbanites who believe that men are permitted to do so.

As far as the usage of mehndi (henna) was concerned, more urbanites (35 per cent) assumed that usage of mehndi is prohibited for men as compared to its rural counterparts (24per cent).

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Aamir Ali
    Nov 2, 2010 - 7:58PM

    what about gold wedding rings that men wear ? Recommend

  • Giri
    Nov 2, 2010 - 8:48PM

    How about wearing ego and jealousy in their minds and heart?Recommend

  • tat
    Nov 2, 2010 - 10:50PM

    Why to conduct survey when it is clear that silk and gold are not allowed… but i dont think that hina or mehendi are disallowed… Recommend

  • Hardesh kumar hira
    Nov 2, 2010 - 11:13PM

    What are the facts according to Islam then? Can you tell that pleaseRecommend

  • Yousuf Ali
    Nov 3, 2010 - 1:30AM

    Yeah its 100% true that in islam mas is not allowed to wear gold nor it touches its body … but so far wedding is concern he can wear but he will not be able to offer his prayer in that condition .. silk is also haram in islam .. but henna is allowed but he can not apply this in his scalp nor on his beard….Recommend

  • Tippu
    Nov 3, 2010 - 4:02AM

    I for one have never seen a muslim man wearing a gold wedding ring. The reason behind its prohibition is that men should not use it to show-off their wealth and act and dress in a modest manner.

    BUT i have seen muslim men not wear gold but then walk and prance around proudly. Which defeats the whole purpose of not wearing gold in the first place.

    Always better to think of the reasons why something is banned. Or else the ban is useless. Recommend

  • Nocturnal
    Nov 3, 2010 - 4:42AM


  • Ali Zaidi
    Nov 6, 2010 - 2:44PM

    Listen to yourself; perhaps you resonate your own mind?Recommend

  • ROUF
    Dec 3, 2010 - 9:09PM

    {According to ISLAM}
    I think that men are not allowed to wear gold nor silken clothes,he can dye his hair red or yellow(not black) but can not apply henna on his hands.Recommend

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