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Thursday, 30 November 2017 05:27

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Twelve

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19. At the time of wearing one’s clothes, one should recite the following du‘aa:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي كَسَانِي هَذَا الثَّوبَ وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِن غَيرِ حَولٍ مِّنِّي وَلَا قُوَّةٍ

All praise is due to Allah Ta‘ala who has clothed me with this (clothing) and granted it to me without any effort or ability from my side.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:53

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Eleven

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17. The best clothing for one to wear is that which is worn by the pious and righteous.

عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم (سنن أبي داود #4033)

Hazrat ibn ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who emulates a people will be counted from amongst them (in the court of Allah Ta‘ala).”

Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:22

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Ten

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15. One should wear trousers or a lungi under one’s kurta. One should avoid wearing Bermudas/jammies under the kurta.

16. The clothing one chooses to wear should not have any emblem or logo that has a kufr connotation or is a sign of kufr e.g. the cross, devil, Nike tick etc.

عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم (سنن أبي داود #4033)

Hazrat ibn ‘Umar (radihyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who emulates a people will be counted from amongst them (in the court of Allah Ta‘ala).

Monday, 13 November 2017 06:40

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Nine

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13. One should not adopt the fashions and trends of the kuffaar in one’s dressing.

عن عبد الله بن عمرو بن العاص قال رأى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم علي ثوبين معصفرين فقال إن هذه من ثياب الكفار فلا تلبسها (صحيح مسلم #2077)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had seen me wear two yellow-coloured pieces of cloth. He said, ‘This is from the clothing of the disbelievers, therefore do not wear it.’”

Saturday, 11 November 2017 04:25

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Eight

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10. One should not wear tattered and torn clothing.

11. If Allah Ta‘ala has provided a person with wealth, then out of shukr to Allah Ta‘ala, he should wear clothing of a good quality. However, if one has not been blessed with wealth, then he should wear clothing according to his means.

وعن عمرو بن شعيب عن أبيه عن جده قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إن الله يحب أن يرى أثر نعمته على عبده (سنن الترمذي #2819)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Certainly Allah Ta‘ala loves to see the signs of His bounties on His servants.”

Saturday, 04 November 2017 05:42

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Seven

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9. Males should avoid wearing bright colours that resemble the colors of women’s clothing e.g. saffron colors, pink etc.

عن عمرو بن شعيب عن أبيه عن جده قال هبطنا مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من ثنية فالتفت إلي وعلي ريطة مضرجة بالعصفر فقال ما هذه الريطة عليك فعرفت ما كره فأتيت أهلى وهم يسجرون تنورا لهم فقذفتها فيه ثم أتيته من الغد فقال يا عبد الله ما فعلت الريطة فأخبرته فقال ألا كسوتها بعض أهلك فإنه لا بأس به للنساء (سنن أبي داود #4068)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin ‘Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports, “On one occasion, we descended a valley with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) turned to me while I was wearing a cloth which was dyed with a yellow-colored dye. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked me, “Why are you wearing this garment?” I thus perceived he disliked the clothing I was wearing (and was displeased) so I went to my family while they were lighting the oven and I threw it (in the oven and burnt it). I then went to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) the following day and he asked me, “O Abdullah, what did you do with your garment?” I informed him what I had done with it. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Why didn’t you give it to one of the women in your family? There is no problem in women wearing this type of clothing.””

Saturday, 28 October 2017 06:01

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Six

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7. It is preferable for one to wear white clothing as the Hadith explains that white clothing is the best.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم البسوا من ثيابكم البياض فإنها خير ثيابكم وكفنوا فيها موتاكم (الترمذي #994)

Hazrat Ibn ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Wear white clothing, for indeed it is the best of clothes, and enshroud your deceased in it.”

Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:34

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Five

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6. One’s garments should not flow beneath the ankles. Grave warnings have been sounded in the mubaarak Ahaadith for the one who allows his garment to flow beneath his ankles.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما أسفل من الكعبين من الإزار ففي النار (صحيح البخاري #5450)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “That portion of the lower garment that flows beneath the ankles will be in the fire of Jahannum.”

Thursday, 12 October 2017 05:40

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Three

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4. The kurta and topi is among the sunnah attire for men. It is reported in the Ahaadith that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) used to wear kurtas and topis.

عن أم سلمة رضي الله عنها قالت كان أحب الثياب إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم القميص (سنن الترمذي #1762)

Hazrat Umme Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the most beloved garment to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the qamees (kurta).

عن أبي المتوكل أنه رأى ابن عمر وإزاره إلى نصف ساقه وقميصه فوق ذلك ورداؤه فوق القميص (إتحاف الخيرة المهرة #405)

Hazrat Abul Mutawakkil reports that he had seen Hazrat ibn ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma), his lungi reached half his shin and his kurta reached above that (i.e. it was higher than the lungi) and the shawl he was wearing was higher than the kurta.

Sunday, 08 October 2017 06:13

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Four

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5. Women should conceal their entire bodies by wearing loose-fitting and concealing clothing and by also donning the niqaab.

یٰۤاَیُّہَا النَّبِیُّ قُلۡ لِّاَزۡوَاجِکَ وَ بَنٰتِکَ وَ نِسَآءِ الۡمُؤۡمِنِیۡنَ یُدۡنِیۡنَ عَلَیۡہِنَّ مِنۡ جَلَابِیۡبِہِنَّ ؕ ذٰلِکَ اَدۡنٰۤی اَنۡ یُّعۡرَفۡنَ فَلَا یُؤۡذَیۡنَ ؕ وَ کَانَ اللّٰہُ غَفُوۡرًا رَّحِیۡمًا ﴿۵۹﴾

O Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! Say to your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should draw down their shawls over themselves. That will make it more likely that they are recognized and not abused. And Allah is All-Forgiving and All-Merciful.