Is it Haram (prohibited) to wear silk? And does the prohibition include synthetic silk as well?
Wearing natural silk which is produced by silkworms is not permissible for men, based on what is related by
Al-Bukhari (may Allah be merciful to him) on the authority of
Hudhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said,
“The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade us to drink in gold and silver utensils, or to eat in them; and he forbade us to wear silk and silk brocade, or to sit on them.”
It is also confirmed that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
"Wearing gold and silk has been made lawful for females of my Ummah (Nation) and unlawful for their males."
As for the synthetic silk made from plants and similar materials, it is permissible for men to wear, as permissibility is the basic rule in clothes.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.