Wearing friendship string bracelets

Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/16193

Question: The wearing of [friendship] string bracelets amongst the male students in schools has [now] become widespread, so what is your opinion regarding that?

Response: This is prohibited, [because] this is resembling the women, [as] the wearing of bracelets is something specific to women. So males should not wear them, as [the Prophet] sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam cursed those from amongst the men who resemble the women, as well as those from amongst the women who resemble the men.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.