Q 2: How can we
reconcile between the words of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him),
"Allah has not made the cure of my Ummah (nation) in what He has prohibited for it,"
and his concession for men to wear silk if they suffer from mange,
although wearing silk is prohibited for them?
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The permissibility of men wearing silk when suffering from itch is a specific ruling while the prohibition of seeking treatment with what is unlawful is a general ruling. Yet wearing silk is excluded due to this particular reason. Moreover, Shari`ah (Islamic law) has made many exceptions with regard to general rulings.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.