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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Islamic Dressing & Code of Conduct


THE HOLY PROPHET'S DRESSING
Colour of Dress: The colours of preference of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) were first white, and then, green.
Shirts (Kamees) and Robes: Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used a single long robe and recommended its use for others; as it covers the major portions of the body.
Trousers: The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) recommended the use of trousers to length of half of the lower portion of the leg. It may however be lengthened above the ankle.
Turban and cap: There are a few Traditions (Hadith) discussing the use of the cap and advocating that it should be generally, round and even at the top.
COLOUR OF DRESS
It is stated in "Sunan ibn Majah", "Tirmizi Shareef", "Nisa'i Shareef" and "Musnad Imam Ahmed" that Samorah reported that the Prophet of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, "Put on white dress because it is most pure and pleasant; and use it as a Kaffan for your dead bodies."
The following Ahadith have been recorded in both "Bukhari Shareef" and "Muslims Shareef":-
Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the dress most pleasing to the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) for use was green coloured robe.
Hazrat Mughirah bin Sha'bah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) put on a robe with tight sleeves.
Hazrat Abu Burdah (radi Allahu anhu) reported, Sayyidah Aisha (radi Allahu anha) brought out to us a patched garment and a coarse trouser. She said: "The soul of the Messenger of Allah was taken in this two."
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, "Allah will not look, on the Resurrection Day to one who lets loose his trousers out of vanity (pride)."
Bukhari has reported that Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) stated that the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, "Whatever flows of the trouser below the ankles will be in the fire."
Abu Dawood and Ibn Majah have recorded a Hadith from Hazrat Abu Sa'eed Al Khudri (radi Allahu anhu) who stated that, "I heard the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) say, 'The trouser of a believer is up to half his hind legs. There is no sin for what is above the ankles. What is below that is in the fire. (This he said thrice). On the Resurrection Day, Allah shall not look to one who allows his trouser to flow out of vanity.'"
Ibn Omar (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, "Whoever puts on a robe of fame in this world, Allah will dress him with the robe of disgrace on the Resurrection Day."
Tirmizi recorded a Hadith by Ibn-e-Omar (radi Allahu anhu) who stated that whenever the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) put on a turban, he allowed his turban to flow between his shoulders.
Tirmizi has also recorded a Hadith by Rukanah (radi Allahu anhu) who stated that the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, "The distinction between us and the polytheists is turbans over our caps."
USE OF SOCKS AND SHOES
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to wear shoes (sandals) that had two straps. He never wore shoes (sandals) that had fur. There has been recorded in the Ahadith that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had used socks of various types.
The Sunnat method of wearing socks and shoes is that the right foot must be worn first and then the left foot. In removing the socks and shoes the order is reversed; the left foot must be done first and then the right foot.
In the colder climates, Muslims were used to wearing leather type of socks. Muslims using this leather type of socks are granted the concession whilst making Wuzu of making Masah over these socks instead of washing the feet for Wuzu. The concession is that a traveller may make Masah over the leather socks for a period of three nights and three days whilst the resident of a permanent home may do so for only one day and one night.
The following are some of the Ahadith that relate to the use of socks and shoes:-
Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the shoe of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had two laces. (Bukhari)
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah said: When any of you puts on his shoes, let him begin from right-side; and when he puts off, let him begin from the left-side, so that the right-side will be the first of them for putting on shoe and the last of them for putting it off. (Agreed)
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah said: None of you shall walk with one shoe; let them both be bare, or let them both be shoed. (Agreed)
Hazrat Jaber (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah forbade a man's putting on shoes standing. (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)
Hazrat Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) reported: It is Sunnat for a man to put off his shoes when he sits down, and place them by his side. (Abu Dawud)
Hazrat Ibn Boraidah (radi Allahu anhu) reported from her father that Negus had presented the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) two plain black socks which he afterwards put on. (Ibn Majah, Tirmidhi)