Chapter : The use of gold and silver vessels to forbidden to men and women and it is also prohibited to drink in them.
Jabir b. Abdullah reported that one day Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) put on a cloak made of brocade, which had been presented to him. He then quickly put it off and sent it to ‘Umar b. Khattab, and it was said to him: Messenger of Allah, why is it that you put it of immediately, whereupon he said: Gabriel forbade me from it (i.e. wearing of silk garment), and ‘Umar came to him weeping and said: Messenger of Allah you disapproved a thing but you gave it to me. What about me, then? Thereupon be (the Holy Prophet) said: I did not give it to you to wear it, but I gave you that you might sell it; and so he (Hadrat Umar) sold it for two thousand dirhams.