Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. When I was younger, I was told that wearing a tie is haram (unlawful) because it represents a cross. I would like to know if this is true or not? This question is very important because I have been told at work that I must wear a tie or I will be fired. The other Muslim brothers working in my company do wear ties, so the company is using this against me saying "if they are wearing ties why can't you?" Jazakum Allah khayran.