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Wearing a chain for men

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Question:
Is wearing a chain haram for men?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Yes, wearing a chain, regardless of its size or metal composition is impermissible for men. [i]

This is because chains, necklaces, and earrings are for the beautification of women, and it is not allowed for men to imitate women or vice-versa [ii]:

“The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) cursed those men

who imitate women and those women that imitate men.”

ولا يتحلى) الرجل (بذهب وفضة) مطلقا (إلا بخاتم ومنطقة وجلية سيف منها) أي الفضة) [i]

رد المحتار على الدر المختار كتاب الحظر والإباحة فصل في اللبس ٦/ ٣٥٨ – ٣٥٩ دار الفكر-بيروت

لعن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم المتشبهين من الرجال بالنساء ، والمتشبهات من النساء بالرجال [ii]

صحيح البخاري كتاب اللباس باب المتشبهين بالنساء والمتشبهات بالرجا

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