Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part 15

1. When one intends wearing any new clothing, then it is preferable that he wears it for the first time on a Friday.

عن أنس رضي الله عنه قال كان رسول الله إذا استجد ثوبا لبسه يوم الجمعة (شرح السنة للبغوي، باب ما يقول إذا لبس جديدا) [1]

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) intended to wear any new clothing, he would commence wearing it on the day of Jumuah. 

2. When undressing, one should avoid becoming completely naked even if one is alone. Rather, one should keep on the upper garment and remove the lower garment. Thereafter one should wear the new lower garment and thereafter remove the upper garment.

عن بهز بن حكيم عن أبيه عن جده قال قلت يا رسول الله عوراتنا ما نأتى منها وما نذر قال: احفظ عورتك إلا من زوجتك أو ما ملكت يمينك. قال قلت يا رسول الله إذا كان القوم بعضهم فى بعض قال: إن استطعت أن لا يرينها أحد فلا يرينها. قال قلت يا رسول الله إذا كان أحدنا خاليا قال: الله أحق أن يستحيا منه من الناس.(ابو داود رقم 4019)

Hazrat Bahz bin Hakeem relates from his father, who relates from his grandfather that on one occasion I said: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): “With regards to our private parts, what are the laws regarding our exposing or concealing them?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Safeguard your private parts and do not expose them except before your wife or your slave women.” I then asked: O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), what is the law in the case where many people are living together?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Ensure that you do not expose your private parts before anyone.” I then asked: O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), what is the law in the case where a person is alone (can he undress and become fully naked)?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Allah Ta’ala is more worthy than the people that you show shame and modesty before Him.”

[1] قال القاري: وعند ابن حبان من حديث أنس قال كان رسول الله إذا استجد ثوبا لبس يوم الجمعة وكذا رواه الخطيب والبغوي في شرح السنة فالمعنى إذا أراد أن يلبس ثوبا جديدا بدأ لبسه يوم الجمعة (مرقاة 8/150)


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