Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing

hangers1. One should not feel ashamed to expose his identity as a Muslim and adopt the sunnah attire in his life. Adopting the sunnah attire is a means of identifying with the way of Islam and a means of showing our true love for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and his mubaarak lifestyle.

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ ٱللَّـهَ فَٱتَّبِعُونِى يُحْبِبْكُمُ ٱللَّـهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَٱللَّـهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Say, (O Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): “If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is All-Forgiving and Most Merciful."

عن ابن عباس عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من تمسك بسنتي عند فساد أمتي فله أجر مائة شهيد رواه البيهقي من رواية الحسن بن قتيبة ورواه الطبراني من حديث أبي هريرة بإسناد لا بأس به إلا أنه قال فله أجر شهيد (الترغيب والترهيب 1/97)  

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who firmly holds onto my sunnah at the time of corruption in my ummah will earn the reward of one hundred martyrs.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing

hangers1. The clothes that one wears should not be tight fitting or body hugging. One should wear loose clothing.

2. The clothes should not be so thin and flimsy that the satr becomes exposed.

عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم صنفان من أهل النار لم أرهما قوم معهم سياط كأذناب البقر يضربون بها الناس ونساء كاسيات عاريات مميلات مائلات رؤوسهن كأسنمة البخت المائلة لا يدخلن الجنة ولا يجدن ريحها وإن ريحها ليوجد من مسيرة كذا وكذا. (مسلم 2/383)

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There will be two groups (in my ummat) who will be punished in Jahannum. These two groups I have not yet seen (i.e. they will emerge after my demise). One group will carry whips with them resembling the tails of cattle, with which they will (oppressively) lash the people. The second group will be those women who will wear clothes yet they will still be naked (i.e. tight fitting or flimsy clothing), they will attract men to themselves, and they themselves will be inclined towards them, their heads will resemble the humps of the Bukhti camels (i.e. they will wear buns which will be high like camel humps). They will not enter Jannah nor smell its fragrance, despite its fragrance being able to be perceived from a great distance away.

عن هشام بن عروة أن المنذر بن الزبير قدم من العراق ، فأرسل إلى أسماء بنت أبي بكر رضي الله عنها بكسوة من ثياب مروية وقوهية رقاق عتاق بعدما كف بصرها ، قال : فلمستها بيدها ثم قالت : اف ، ردوا عليه كسوته ، قال : فشق ذلك عليه وقال : يا أمه ! إنه لا يَشِفُّ، قالت : إنها إن لم تَشِفَّ فإنها تَصِف . فقال : فاشترى لها ثيابا مروية وقوهية فقبلتها وقالت : مثل هذا فاكسني . (طبقات ابن سعد 10/240 )

It is reported regarding Hazrat Asmaa (Radhiyallahu Anha), (when she reached old age), her beloved son Hazrat Munzir bin Zubair (Radiyallahu Anhu), after returning from Iraq, sent her a cloth as a gift which was of very fine and superior quality. She had lost her sight, and so held the fabric in her hand feeling it carefully. Then with disappointment she said: “Return the gift to him.” When the cloth was returned to Munzir (Radiyallahu Anhu), he was hurt at this. He came to Hazrat Asma(Radiyallahu Anha) and said to her: “O my mother, the cloth is not transparent! (Hence, it is fine for you to wear).” Hazrat Asma (Radiyallahu Anha) replied: “Even though it is not transparent, however due to it being tight, it will still reveal the shape of the body.” He thereafter bought for her common garments made in Marw and Quhistaan. She accepted them saying, “It is these types of garments that you should give me to wear.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing

hangers1. 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 used to wear kurtas and topis.

عن أم سلمة رضي الله عنها قالت: كان أحب الثياب إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم القميص (ترمذي رقم 1762)

Hadhrat Umme Salamah (Radhiyallahu Anha) 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. (اتحاف الخيرة المهرة رقم 405(

Hadhrat Abul Mutawakkil reports that he had seen Hadhrat 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.

ابو حنيفة عن عطاء عن ابي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال كان لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قلنسوة شامية و في رواية عن عطاء عن ابي هريرة كان لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قلنسوة بيضاء شامية – هذا حديث صحيح ( مسند الامام الاعظم, كتاب اللباس و الزينة,ص 204 )

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reported that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) had a Syrian topi. In another narration, Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reported that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) had a white Syrian topi.

قال الحسن كان القوم يسجدون على العمامة و القلنسوة ( بخاري 1/56)

Hadhrat Hasan Basri (Rahmatullahi Alayhi) says, “The Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) would make sajdah during salaah on their turbans and topis.”

 

Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing

hangers1. Women should conceal their entire bodies by wearing loose-fitting and concealing clothing and by also donning the niqaab.

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ، ذَٰلِكَ أَدْنَىٰ أَن يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ ، وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا (أحزاب 59)

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.

عن عائشة رضى الله عنها أن أسماء بنت أبى بكر دخلت على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وعليها ثياب رقاق فأعرض عنها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وقال: يا أسماء إن المرأة إذا بلغت المحيض لم تصلح أن يرى منها إلا هذا وهذا ». وأشار إلى وجهه وكفيه. (ابو داود رقم 4106)

 Hazrat Aaisha(Radiyallahu Anha) relates thaton one occasion Hazrat Asmaa bint Abi Bakr (Radiyallahu Anhuma) (the respected sister of Hazrat Aaisha(Radiyallahu Anha)) entered the home of Rasulullah(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) while wearing a thin garment. Rasulullah(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) turned away from her and said: “O Asmaa, when a woman becomes baaligh (reaches the age of maturity), it is not appropriate that any part of her body be exposed except for these two. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) indicated to his face and hands.

Note: From this Hadith it is established that the face and palms of a woman is not satr. However Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) instructed women in many Ahaadith to also cover their faces before non-mahrams as exposing their faces may become the cause of fithna coming about.

عن عائشة قالت كان الركبان يمرون بنا ونحن مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم محرمات فإذا حاذوا بنا سدلت إحدانا جلبابها من رأسها إلى وجهها فإذا جاوزونا كشفناه.(رواه أبو داود 1/254)

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) reports that (on the occasion of Hajj) the caravans of travelers would pass by us while we were with Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in the state of ihram. When they would come alongside us, we would take a portion of the jilbaab (shawl) and lower it to cover our faces (in the manner that it did not touch their faces). When they would pass us we would remove it.”

عن أم سلمة قالت كنت عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وعنده ميمونة فأقبل ابن أم مكتوم وذلك بعد أن أمرنا بالحجاب فقال النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم احتجبا منه. فقلنا يا رسول الله أليس أعمى لا يبصرنا ولا يعرفنا فقال النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم أفعمياوان أنتما ألستما تبصرانه (رواه أبو داود 2/568)

Hadhrat Umme Salamah (Radhiyallahu Anha) reports: “I was with Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Hadhrat Maymoonah (Radhiyallahu Anha). At that time Hadhrat ibn Makhtoom (radhiyallahu Anhu) had come in after the command of hijaab had been revealed. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Observe hijaab from him.” We replied: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), is he not blind? He can neither see us nor recognize us?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Are the two of you blind? Aren’t the two of you able to see him?” (Therefore, observe purdah from him).

Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing

hangers1. 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. (بخاري رقم 5450)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (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.”

وعن أبي ذر رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ثلاثة لا يكلمهم الله يوم القيامة ولا ينظر إليهم ولا يزكيهم ولهم عذاب أليم. قال أبو ذر : خابوا وخسروا من هم يا رسول الله ؟ قال : المسبل والمنان والمنفق سلعته بالحلف الكاذب. (مسلم رقم 171)

Hadhrat Abu Zar (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Three types of people Allah Ta’ala will not speak to on the day of Qiyaamah, nor will He look at them with the sight of mercy nor purify and cleanse them of their sins, and a severe punishment awaits them.” Hadrat Abu Zar (Radhiallahu Anhu) exclaimed: “Certainly such people are great losers and are doomed. O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), inform us who are these people?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “The one who lets his garment flow beneath his ankles, the one who (after doing a favour to people), reminds them of his favours, and the one who takes false oaths when marketing and advertising his merchandise (i.e. he lies about the quality of the merchandise etc. to people with false oaths).