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Ramadan 2006 (Sunnah : The Perfect Example)


Sunnah of Dress (Part 2)

Making Parda (Veiling):

Hazrat Umme Salma (R.A) has related, “I was with the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and Hazrat Maimuna (R.A), when Ibn Umme Makhtum (R.A) came to visit the Prophet (S.A.W). He (S.A.W) told us to veil ourselves. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, is he not blind and unable to see?”
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) replied, “Are you blind and unable to see him?”

The same way a male should not look a "Gair Mehram" (with who marriage is permissible); the females should not look at males either.

Serious Considerations:

It is necessary for a woman to wear clothes (upper garment) with full sleeves. Wearing of half sleeve garments is Haraam (unlawful) and a major sin. Also the clothes should not be so thin, that the contours of the body could be seen.

Our Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) has said, “Women who wear such dress will be raised naked on the Day of Resurrection”.

From this we can learn and understand the importance of properly covering.

Covering the body properly:

It is the command of Allah (S.W.T), that women must keep their whole body, from head to feet covered properly. It is not proper to expose their bodies to the outsiders (Ghair Mehram).

Covering of the hair is also very important. It has been mentioned that the Angels curse those women who keep their hair uncovered. A woman should not expose a single hair to an outsider.

Hazrat Hafsa bint Abdur-Rahman (R.A) said, “I came to Hazrat Aisha (R.A) wearing a thin scarf, she ripped it and gave me a thick one”.

It is very important to know that women can not wear transparent (see-through) or tight clothing. If Namaz is prayed in this type of clothing it will not count.

Reciting ‘Bismillah’ when wearing and removing clothes:
Always recite ‘Bismillah’ when wearing and taking off clothes, as the devil looks at you if you don’t.