A believer’s entire life is governed by the laws and injunctions of Shari’ah. In every aspect of one’s life, whether relating to one’s domestic, social and economic dealings, or one’s ibaadaat, deeni rituals and acts of worship, one is commanded to follow the mubaarak sunnah of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu …
1. When you hear the blessed name of Allah Ta‘ala, then out of respect, you should say “Allah Azza wa Jall” or “Allah Tabaaraka wa Ta’ala” or “Subhaanallah”, etc. Likewise, when you hear the name of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), then say “sallallahu alaihi wasallam”, and when you hear …
1. Endeavour to sit close to the speaker. Sitting close to the speaker will assist you in focusing towards the speaker. 2. Only if the first row is full should you move to the second row. The reason is that one should not allow the back of another person to …
A Deeni discourse is a means of one acquiring the knowledge of Deen. Hence, in order for one to benefit from the discourse, it is essential for one to learn the correct aadaab (etiquettes) before one participates in the Deeni discourse. Among the fundamental requirements for one to benefit from …
1. When undressing, even if you are alone, you should avoid being completely naked. You should keep on the upper garment when removing the lower garment. After wearing the clean lower garment, you may remove the upper garment.
Hazrat Bahz bin Hakeem relates from his father, who relates from his grandfather (radhiyallahu ‘anhu): On one occasion, I asked, “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 completely naked)?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Allah Ta‘ala is more worthy than the people that you show shame and modesty before Him.”
1. When wearing your clothing, recite the following dua:
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.
Note: The virtue of reciting the abovementioned dua is that all one’s previous minor sins will be forgiven.
1. Wear your best clothing on the days of Eid and Jumu’ah, as these days are the greatest and most virtuous days. It is preferable to wear white clothing on these days.
Hazrat Abdullah bin Salaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that he heard Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mention while he was on the mimbar delivering the khutbah on the day of Jumu’ah, “Why do you not purchase a pair of clothing and keep it exclusive for wearing on the day of Jumu’ah, apart from your normal daily clothing.”
1. A man’s clothing (i.e. kurta, pants, lungi, etc.) should not flow beneath the ankles. Grave warnings have been sounded in the Mubaarak Ahaadith for the one who allows his garments to flow beneath his ankles.
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “That portion of the lower garment which hangs beneath the ankles will be in the fire of Jahannum.”
1. The best clothing for a Muslim is that which is worn by the pious and righteous.
Hazrat Ibnu Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who emulates a people will be counted from amongst them (in the court of Allah Ta‘ala).”
Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing
1. A believer 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 Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and his mubaarak lifestyle.
2. Men should not wear clothing that resembles the clothing of women, nor should women wear clothing that resembles the clothing of men. The Hadith has cursed such men and women who imitate each other in clothing.