Huzoor Tajush Shariah مد ظله العالي was asked regarding the opinion of some individuals of today who claim that due to the Tie no longer being considered a symbol of the Christianity, and that people of all religions now wear it, that it is now permissible to wear.
“In regards to the Tie, it is apparent from the Fatawa of Huzoor Mufti e Azam Hind رضي الله عنه and also those of AlaHazrat رضي الله عنه, that it is the symbol of Christians and it is their religious symbol. No matter how common a religious symbol becomes among people, it cannot become permissible. As for the claim that it has not remained their symbol then this claim is not acceptable, I recently did a Q and A session in Karachi in which it was proven that the religious status of the Tie still remains even today. The Tie is a garment worn to show respect to the Church and regarding it resembling the Cross then in my Fatwa on the Tie I have included images of this from which it becomes apparent that it is a form of the Cross and is replica of the Cross. Its religious status still remains today, so this is explicitly their religious symbol and there cannot be permissibility in this. Even if this becomes common among the Muslims then it is not free from the fact that this is a garment of the Fussaaq and Fujjaar (sinners). The Fussaaq and Fujjaar wear this in line with the Kafirs and thus for this reason there cannot be permissibility for this and its prohibition stands from this point also.”