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Ramadan 2006 (Sunnah : The Perfect Example)


Sunnah of Dress (Part 1)

Islam has not prescribed a particular dress style, giving us ample room to accommodate our needs, circumstances and tastes. Quran and Sunnah have provided us with guidance on this subject.

Hazrat Ibn Abbas (R.A) narrated from the beloved Prophet (S.A.W) that, “You can eat what you want (halal) and wear what you want (halal), until you do not over spend or have pride”.

Conditions of Muslim Dress Code

For men: To cover middle part of the body from navel to knee.
For women: To cover the entire body except face, hands and feet. These parts must never be exposed to any other person (except to their husband (in privacy), or in case of genuine need e.g. medical treatment).

In addition, the cloth must be neither see-through nor tight fitting.

Hazrat Abu Sa’eed (R.A) reported that Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said: “The private parts of a man are from the navel to knee-joints and of a woman the whole body except hands, feet and face. It is unlawful to keep these parts exposed to strangers”.

Manners of Wearing and Removing clothes:

  • Start by wearing the clothes from the right side first, then the left side.
  • Wear the top garment first, then the lower garment (e.g. put on the shirt first, then the trousers).
  • Remove clothing from the left side, followed by the right side.
  • After taking off the clothes, fold them and don’t leave them laying around, otherwise the devil uses them.

Dua of wearing clothes:

‘AlHamdulillahil Ladhi Kasaani Maauwari bihi A’owarati Wa-atajammalu Bihe FeeHayaati’

Hazrat Mu’az bin Anas (R.A) stated that Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Whoever reads this Dua, at the time of dressing, his past sins will be forgiven”.