What is the ruling on the yellow strings on men’s outer garments? Some think that these strings are mixed with gold.
People with experience were previously asked about what is on the edges of abayahs of threads and adornments which those who see them may imagine to be gold, and they said that there is no gold at all in them. Based on that, wearing an abayah which has this adornment on its edges is permissible. Assuming that there is any gold in it, it is little, so it is also permissible, , but if it is certain that there is a lot of gold in it, then it is haraam to wear it.
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Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas