As for what is known as khazz, it is a garment whose warp
(lengthwise thread) is silk, and whose woof (widthwise thread) is
wool. There are three opinions concerning it amongst the Maalikees:
1- Permissible (Ibnul-Arabee), 2-Disliked (Ibn Rushd), and 3-
Forbidden (Al-Qaraafee and the apparent view of Imam Malik).
What supports this final view is the hadeeth of the Prophet wherein
he says of a companion by the name of Ataarid who used to sell khazz
in the market place, "Only those who have no portion in the Hereafter
According to many scholars, the garments sold by Ataarid
were a mixture of wool and silk. However, some narrations state that
they were pure silk. In such a case, the statement of the Prophet
would be directed towards the sale of pure silk. And this is why the
As for badges of silk on ones clothing, there is agreement that if
the size of the silk badge is equal to the size (in width) of a
finger of the average human being then it is permissible. But they
differ with regard to more than that up to 4 fingers. Some say that
from 1 to 4 is permissible. Others say that from 2 to 4 is disliked.
As for more than 4 fingers width, they all agree that it is
forbidden to wear.
And Allah knows best