Cotton is the most widely used natural fibre in the world, and it is primarily grown and used to make cloth. According to the National Cotton Council of America, other parts of the cotton plant are put to good use and are used in the production of foods, plastics, and paper products.
Because it is a natural product and because of how it is designed and manufactured into clothing, some of the frequent question is “is cotton halal?” This is what we will be looking at in this blog post.
Is Cotton Halal?
Yes, cotton is halal in Islam. The basic principle for everything that is worn is that it is halal and permissible, unless there is a text that states it is haram, such as silk for males.
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “These two [gold and silk] are forbidden for the males of my ummah and permissible for the females.” (Narrated by Ibn Majah; classed as sahih by al-Albani in Sahih Ibn Majah)
Clothes That Are Haram For Men
The following is a summary of the men’s dress rulings. We ask Allah to make it sufficient and beneficial.
Skin Of Dead Animal
It is not permissible to wear the skin of a dead animal (one that has died of natural causes) unless it has been tanned.
With regard to wearing clothes made of wool, goat hair and camel hair, these are pure and permissible.
Pure silk is haram for men because it is narrated from an authentic Hadith that the prophet SAW said Gold and silk are forbidden for the males of his ummah and permissible for the females.
Wearing thin or see-through clothing that does not conceal the ‘awrah is prohibited.
It is haram to imitate polytheists and unbelievers in their dress, so wearing clothing that is unique to unbelievers is not permitted.
It is haram for the Muslim man to let any garment he wears hang down beneath his ankles (an action known as isbal ); the limit for any garment is the ankles.
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said; “Whatever of the lower garment is beneath the ankles is in the Fire.” (Narrated by al-Bukhari)
It is haram to wear garments of fame and vanity, which means a garment that stands out from others so that people will look at the wearer and he will become known for it.
Ibn ‘Umar said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever wears a garment of fame and vanity, Allah will dress him in a garment like it on the Day of Resurrection.”